If you plan on attending college as an
international student in an English-speaking country, you might need to take the Test of English
as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). To ensure that you are prepared for the
TOEFL, you can take TOEFL prep courses at school where you are studying
English. Here are the answers to some common questions about the TOEFL
How is the TOEFL Test Scored?
The TOEFL is scored by the Educational Testing Service, which is the non-profit
organization that also designs and administers the test. The ETS uses
both human raters and automated scoring methods to evaluate a test-taker’s
English skills in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding the language. Automated
scoring is used in the writing sections for analyzing linguistic features.
What is the Total Score Possible, and How Many Points is Each Section Worth?
To receive an official score on the TOEFL, you must answer at least one
question each in the listening and reading sections. You must also write
at least one essay, and complete at least one speaking task. Your total
TOEFL score is comprised of four scaled section scores, and the maximum
amount of points possible is 120. The reading, listening, speaking, and
writing sections each allow for a score of between zero to thirty points.
A bilingual educator who teaches TOEFL prep at your ESL school can prepare
you for what to expect in each section.
What is a Passing Score on the TOEFL?
There is no official TOEFL score that denotes whether an ESL student has
passed or failed. The agencies and schools that accept TOEFL scores each
have their own personal score requirements for accepting international students.
If you’re interested in attending an ESL school for
TOEFL prep in NYC, contact Bluedata International Institute. We offer ESL courses for students
of all abilities, as well as TOEFL prep and English skills courses. To
learn more about the admission’s process, ESL classes, and tuition
for our English school, call us today at (917) 780-4855.