TOEFL®

The TOEFL® Family of Assessments

Helping institutions to assess students at different levels of English proficiency. Important decisions relating to your students can have a long-term impact on your institution. That’s why using the TOEFL® test (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a smart choice. Each type of TOEFL® test is intended to measure communication skills with a series of tasks that reflect abilities that match cognitive and age levels. TOEFL® Family of Assessments provides the information you need to help you make the right decision.

The International Test Center provides 3 of the 4 TOEFL® Family of Assessment services as follows:

  • TOEFL® Young Students Series consisting of TOEFL® Primary ™ and TOEFL Junior®
  • TOEFL® iBT

 

The following is the scale of the TOEFL® Family of Assessments score based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

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TOEFL® iBT

The TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) iBT® test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. In Indonesia, the TOEFL® iBT (internet Based Test) has replaced the TOEFL® PBT (Paper Based Test) and TOEFL® CBT (Computer Based Test) since 2005. Changes in the TOEFL® format to internet basedinternet based also cause changes in the TOEFL® score to be 0 – 120.

Development of TOEFL® iBT

TOEFL® was created by ETS (Educational Testing Service) in Princeton, New Jersey, United States in 1964. The aim of the creation of the TOEFL® is to filter out students who enroll in universities that use English as the language of instruction. Until now the TOEFL® has undergone 3 times the format change.

TOEFL® Score Scale

In the score report r eceived by the test participants, information about the level of ability for language skills tested is listed, which are listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Skills Score Range Ability Level
Listening 0 – 30 High (22–30)Intermediate (15–21)

Low (0–14)

Reading 0 – 30 High (22–30)Intermediate (15–21)

Low (0–14)

Speaking 0 – 30 Good (26–30)Fair (18–25)

Limited (10–17)

Weak (0–9)

Writing 0 – 30 Good (24–30)Fair (17–23)

Limited (1–16)

Score Report TOEFL® iBT

1.Online Score

It is a website page that provides information about the TOEFL® iBT scores obtained by test participants. However, Online Score cannot be used for the requirements to apply to the intended educational institution because the online score only serves to provide information not as official evidence.
Online Score can be seen 10 days after the date of the TOEFL® iBT test that is followed. Test participants can access Online Score in the following ways:

1 go to www.ets.org/toefl
2. Click “My TOEFL iBT Account”that is located on the top right
3. Input you username and password then click “Login”
4. After login, clic “View Scores” on the left menu
5. Then click “View” onscore details.

2. Download in PDF Format

Since 2015 iBT TOEFL® test participants can download the score sheet in the form of PDF. This format can be used for scholarship registration or continuing education. It should be noted that some educational institutions will still request a score sheet in printed form sent by ETS. The PDF score sheet can be downloaded 13 days after the test date.
How to download Online Score format PDF:

1 Go to webwww.ets.org/toefl
2. Click “My TOEFL iBT Account” on the top right
3. Input your username and password, then click “Login”
4. After l login, click “View Scores” on the left menu
5. Then click “Download” on score details.

3. Official Score Report
The official (hardcopy)hardcopy score sheet is sent directly by ETS to the desired educational institution. This official score sheet can be requested for free up to 4 pieces at the time of registration of the TOEFL® iBT test, will be charged a fee of 19 USD for the request for the next official score sheet. Allow 7–10 days after that date for mail delivery in the United States, and more time for mail delivery to other locations.

The use TOEFL® iBT Score
TOEFL® iBT score can be used for:
• Applying for study abroad either through scholarship or non-scholarship channels
• Requirements for obtaining a UK visa. Clickherefor detail information.
• SRequirements for Australian student visa. Click herefor detail information.

Scoring Process

ETS uses both human raters and automated scoring methods to offer a complete and accurate picture of a test taker’s ability.
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TOEFL iBT®
uses automated scoring to complement human scoring for the 2 tasks in the writing section. By combining the assessment of human raters who aim to assess the content and purpose of writing and the automatic scoring method that assesses linguistic features, ETS ensures the consistency and quality of the TOEFL iBT® score is always guaranteed.

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Th score for Speaking session and Writing session rated by more than one human raters to maintain scoring objectivity.

Institutions that Accept TOEFL Scores

More than 10,000 institutions in over 150 countries accept TOEFL scores. TOEFL iBT®:
• Harvard University
• University of Melbourne
• University of Cape Town
• University of Oxford
List of instituin that accepts TOEFL® score can be found onTOEFL® Go Anywhere.

Session Questions Time Limit
Reading Read 3 or 5 passages ,12 – 14 questions on each passage 60 – 100 minutes
Listening 4 – 6 lectures recording, 6 questionon each recording2 – 3 discussion, 5 questions on each discussion 60 – 90 minutes
Break* 10 minutes
Speaking 6 tasks: 2 independent tasks dan 4 integrated tasks 20 minutes
Writing 2 tasks: 1 independent task and 1 integrated task 50 minutes

* Test participants are allowed to drink and gotothe restroom, but they are not allowed to leave the testing location

Native-speaker English Accents on Speaking Session
Since the beginning of March 2013, the TOEFL® iBT listening and speaking sessions have been completed with accents from English speaking countries other than American. These accents come from Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia to complement the previously available North American English accents.

Structure of the TOEFL iBT® Test

Reading Session

Lenght of the Reading Passage Total of passage and question Time Limit
700 words 3 – 5 passages

12 – 14 questions on each passage

60 – 100 minutes

Listening Session

Listening materials Questions Time Limit
4–6 lectures, some with classroom discussion each 3–5 minutes 6 questions each lectures 60 – 90 minutes
2–3 conversations each 3 minutes 5 questions each conversation

Speaking Session

Type of Tasks Task Description Time Limit
Independent Task
Personal Preferences Test participants are asked to express and maintain their choices based on the categories given, for example: figures, events or activities that are liked by the test participants. Preparation: 15 secondsRespond: 45 seconds
Choices Test participants are asked to choose between two opposite choices and then are asked to maintain their choice. Preparation: 15 secondsRespond: 45 seconds
Integrated Task
Read / Listen / Speak
Campus Situation
  • The passage consist of 75 – 100 words discussing about issues that is happening in campus.
  • Discussion recording will discuss about the issue that has been said on the passage before.(60 – 80 seconds, 150 – 180 words).
  • Test participants are asked to summarize the conversation on the recording and relate it to the passage.
Pereparation: 30 detikRespond 60 detik
College Situation
  • Passage that consist 75 – 100 words which generally define terms, processes or ideas in lecture material.
  • Lecture recording with duration of 60 – 90 seconds and consists of 150 – 220 words provides specific examples and information to explain terms, processes or ideas from reading passage.
  • Test participants will be ask to combine and express main information from reading passage and lecture recording.
Pereparation: 30 detikRespond 60 detik
Listen / Speak
Campus Situation
  • Conversation about problems experienced by students and 2 alternativesolutions(60-90 seconds, 180 – 220 words.
  • Test participants will be asked to express their understanding from the problem that are being discussed and express their opinion to finished the problem that is still talked about.
Preparation: 20 detikRespond: 60 detik
College Situation
  • Lecture recording with the duration 90 – 120 second consist230 – 280 word, that explain terms or concepts then give examples to describe the term or concept.
  • Test participants are asked to summarize the lecture recording and show their understanding in correlating the examples given to the overall lecture topic.
Preparation: 20 detikRespond: 60 detik

Writing Session

Type of Tasks Task Description Time Limit
Integrated Task

Read / Listen / Write

  • Test participants read passages with academic topics consisting of 230 – 300 words for 3 minutes.
  • A lecture record appears which discusses the same topic as the reading but from a different perspective. As long as the lecture recording is displayed, the reading does not appear. Passage will show back when the test participants starting to write.
  • Test taker will be asked to write a summarize that consits of important points conveyed in the lecture record and explain the correlation with the reading.
  • The recommended length of writing is 150 – 225 words. Writing that exceed 225 words will not reduce the score as long as they are relevant.
20 minutes
Independent Task

Write based on experience and knowledge

Test participants will be asked to make an essay that states, explains, or supports their opinions on the issues discussed. 30 minutes

In the TOEFL® iBT test, participants are allowed to make notes during the test on the sheet of paper that is provided. Paper sheets must be collected after the test and before the test taker leaves the testing room. Examples of TOEFL® iBT test that has been used before can be downloaded Here

Fees

  • Test fee of TOEFL® iBT is USD 205.00 . Payment can be made using credit card or transfer.
  • To make registration easy, ETS has provided voucher TOEFL® iBT and test participants can buy it with Rupiah.

Information about voucher fee. please contact hotline number of TOEFL® iBT in Indonesia: 0821 2323 7788 (general fees applies) or visit International Test Center

Plaza Sentral 17th Floor

Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 47, Jakarta,

Phone: +6221 5711943, Fax: +6221 5711 944

Schedule

  • TOEFL® iBT test schedule at International Test Center can be found here.
  • TOEFL iBT® test schedule in Indonesia can be found here.

If registration is made less than 7 days from the date of the test, an additional fee of USD 40 will be charged. Registration is closed 4 days before the test date (not including the test day).

Steps of Registration

Registration for TOEFL® iBT test can be done Here

TOEFL Practice Online (TPO)

TPO is an online simulation test of TOEFL iBT. The questions used in TPO are questions that have been tested in the previous TOEFL iBT test and the format of the test is the same as the actual TOEFL iBT test. You can choose how you want to practice it, which are: Timed Mode (the length of the test is 4 hours, like doing the test itself) or choose Untimed Mode (can be look for a while and can continue in other time).

When you finish working on TPO, you can find out your score so that you have an idea of ​​your abilities at each session. TPO can be access wherever through online by accessing www.toeflpractice.org.
Available in voucher Rp. 750.000. (fees include tax)

For more information, please contact Master Resouces CenterTOEFL iBT in Indonesia through hotline number: 0821 2323 7788 (general rates apply) or visit International Test Center di Plaza Sentral 17 Floor, Jalan Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 47, Jakarta,Phone : +6221 5711943, Fax: +6221 5711944.

Computer systems needed for TPO:

Operation System MS Windows
Web browser Internet Explorer 6 or newest version
Monitor resolution Minimal 1024 x 768 pixels
Browser add-on (plugin) Audio Browser
Audio player Windows Media Player
Internet connection Min. 56 kbps for each PC
(upload & download)
Accessories Headset (Microphone & speaker)
Flash Player Flash Player V.11 atau lebih tinggi

The Official Guide to The TOEFL® iBT Test Fourth Edition

The Official Guide to The TOEFL® Test fourth edition is the official TOEFL iBT® guidebook prepared by the creator of the TOEFL® test, Educational Testing Service (ETS).

• Covers all abilities tested in the TOEFL® test(Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing)
• 3 sets of authentic exercises accompanied by explanations in Indonesian
• CD that contains 3 sets of authentic exercises
• rubric for Speaking and Writing
• Examples of answer for speaking and writing
• Comments and feedbacks from ETS Rater team for speaking and writing

To get this book, please contact Master Resouces Center TOEFL® iBT in Indonesia 0821 2323 7788 (general rates apply) or visit International Test Center at Plaza Sentral 17 FLoor, Jalan Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 47, Jakarta, Phone: +6221 5711943, Fax: +6221 5711944

TOEFL® Online Prep Course (TOPC)

TOEFL® Online Prep Course is an online tutorial that helps students prepare for the TOEFL iBT test. This learning course can be access 24/7 for 6-months.

  • Includes all skills that is tested in TOEFL(Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing)
  • The Speech Recognition feature can identify errors in sound, grammar, rhythm, tone, and fluency in your speech
  • Writing and note taking exercises for independent and integrated sessions that can help you to be able to identify and correct common mistakes in grammar and mechanics
  • Automatic assessment for practice in all parts of the TOEFL® Online Prep Course
  • Interactive Grade book that stores the grades ​​and answers of Speaking and Writing

To get this book, please contact Master Resouces Center TOEFL® iBT in Indonesia 0821 2323 7788 (general rates apply) or visit International Test Center at Plaza Sentral 17 FLoor, Jalan Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 47, Jakarta, Phone: +6221 5711943, Fax: +6221 5711944

Lexile® Measure

Lexile® Measure helps you improve your English reading skills by providing book recommendations that are suitable to your level of ability based on your TOEFL® iBT score® iBT that matches with Lexile® Measure from MetaMetrics®.

Find you Lexile Measure now by following this steps:

  • visit www.lexile.com/toefl
  • Insert your reading session TOEFL Ibt score
  • Get your Lexile Measure
  • Use Lexile Measure to find books that are suitable with your abilities and interest.

More information, visit: www.lexile.com/toefl

Quick Prep

Free preparation resources of TOEFL® iBT Quick Prep. This preparation provides TOEFL iBT questions from past tests. A total of 4 Quick Prep Volumes, each including questions from all 4 sections of the test. Audio included for Volumes 3 and 4.

Download Quick Prep here.

TOEFL® iBT Interactive Sampler

Provides free unlimited access to past TOEFL iBT questions from all 4 sections of the test that you can download and use to practice as often as you like. You can download the questions and use it for practice. The results of your downloads will be questions in the reading and listening session, as well as examples of answers to the speaking and writing sessions.

You can download TOEFL® iBT Interactive Sampler here.

Test Questions

Provides a free set of TOEFL iBT questions used in previous tests, so you can become familiar with the types of questions and content on the actual test. With this preparation, you can understand how the TOEFL iBT test is structured and formatted.

You can download TOEFL® iBT Test Questions here.

TOEFL® Talks

is face-to-face seminars or online webinars provide test takers with information about the TOEFL iBT test This seminar is held at various institutions ranging from schools, universities, centers and language institutions. Your institution can invite us to share informations about TOEFL® iBT according to your needs There are no fees charged for holding a TOEFL® Talks at your institution.

If you are interested in holding TOEFL® Talks at your institution, please contact us, International Test Center, Plaza Sentral 17 floor Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 47 Jakarta, Phone:. +6221 5711943, Fax. +6221 5711944.

Support

The International Test Center as the TOEFL® Master Resource Center (MRC) in Indonesia provides information services in Indonesian related to the information you need regarding TOEFL® iBT throughTOEFL iBT Hotline 082123237788 with service time Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:30 WIB.

TOEFL® Young Students Series

Now more than ever, countries are introducing English as a second language at earlier stages of learning. The TOEFL® Young Students Series helps you measure your students’ English-language skills and guide them to the next steps of learning. The tests are designed for age-appropriate learning levels of young students. ETS gives you two test choices that are right for your program.

TOEFL® Primary™

The TOEFL Primary® tests set the right foundation for the successful development of English-language skills. They are intended for students ages 8+ and are offered as 3 different tests: the Reading and Listening Test — Step 1, the Reading and Listening Test — Step 2, and the Speaking test.

TOEFL Junior®

Intended for students ages 11+, the TOEFL Junior® tests are an objective and reliable measure of your students’ English communication skills. There are 2 TOEFL Junior tests: the TOEFL Junior Standard test, which can be delivered on paper or digitally, and the digitally-delivered TOEFL Junior Speaking test (available in 2018).