Shorter Test: The TOEFL iBT test will be shorter, taking less than two hours instead of three. This is because they’ve made the test more efficient in a few ways:
- Instructions and navigation during the test will be simpler.
- The writing part will be about an academic discussion, not a personal experience.
- The reading part will be shorter.
- Extra questions that don’t count toward your score will be removed.
Easier Registration: Starting July 2023, signing up for the test will be easier and quicker. You can also choose more ways to pay for the test in some places.
Faster Score Reports
Faster Score Information: From July 26, 2023, after finishing the test, you will know when you’ll get your score. You’ll also get real-time updates about any changes to your score status.
Reason for Changes
Amit Sevak, the CEO of ETS, mentioned that these changes were made based on feedback from people who take the test. ETS believes these enhancements will make the TOEFL iBT test even better.
If you’ve already registered for the test, you have the option to change your test date for free to experience these changes. This can be done until April 30, 2023, through your TOEFL account. You can also find updated practice tests on the TOEFL website.
What Stays the Same?
The scoring scale of the TOEFL iBT test stays the same, which means the requirements for your scores won’t change either. The TOEFL test is still the most reliable and secure choice for people around the world who need test scores. With these improvements, the test experience should be more enjoyable and less stressful, saving you time on test day.
How Do I Learn More?
To learn more about these changes, visit www.ets.org/toefl/ibt-enhancements. If you want to make an account, sign up for the test, find study resources, and more, go to www.ets.org/toefl.
Remember, practice and familiarity are key to success. Adapt your study routine to accommodate the changes in the test format, and don’t hesitate to seek guidance from teachers or tutors if needed.