The TOEFL iBT® test measures the ability to use and understand English at the university level. More than 35 million people worldwide have taken the TOEFL® test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between intermediate and advanced.
It evaluates how well test takers combine their listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
Combining All 4 Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing
Test takers are asked to perform tasks that combine more than one skill, such as:
Read, listen and then speak in response to a question
Listen and then speak in response to a question
Read, listen and then write in response to a question
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The TOEFL iBT® test is used for: Students planning to study at a higher education institution
English-language learning program admissions and exit
Scholarship and certification candidates
English-language learners who want to track their progress
Students and workers applying for visas
There is no passing or failing TOEFL score; individual institutions and agencies set their own score requirements.