The Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced several changes and modifications to the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). As per ETS, TOEFL will now take less than two hours to complete instead of three hours and candidates will be able to see their official score release data upon completion of the test.
The changes will be effective from July 26. To ensure the best possible experience for test-takers, ETS, which administers the TOEFL and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), announced a number of changes to the English language proficiency test on Tuesday.
TOEFL is accepted by over 10,000 institutions in over 150 countries and is universally accepted in popular destinations such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as by over 98 per cent of universities in the United Kingdom. While the reading section will be shortened, the “independent writing task” will be replaced by “writing for an academic discussion,” according to ETS.
All unscored questions will be removed from the exam as well. Upon completion of the test, candidates will see their official score release date, as well as receive real-time notification of changes to their score status.
Amit Sevak, CEO of ETS said “ETS is driving the future of assessment through product innovations across education and learning, and TOEFL is core to that effort. TOEFL has been an industry standard for nearly six decades, and these enhancements further underscore its position. Most importantly, these enhancements were developed through the lens of our customers and stakeholders.”