Learn about the changes to the TOEFL iBT® Test and what they mean for you!
Exciting news for you if you're planning to take the TOEFL iBT® test! Starting July 26, 2023, the test is becoming shorter, and some sections are being streamlined to make it easier and more convenient for you. You'll now be able to complete the test in less than two hours, making it the shortest among the three most widely used English-language testing options. Let's dive into the details of these changes and what they mean for you.
Shorter Test Duration
The TOEFL iBT test has been shortened, enabling you to complete it in less than two hours. This is made possible through several changes:
Streamlined test instructions and navigation: This means you can focus more on answering the questions and less on reading the instructions and other materials.
Removal of all unscored questions: Data collection on questions will now be done through statistical analyses after the test, so every question you answer will count towards your score.
Shortened reading section: There will be one less reading passage and associated test questions, saving you time while still showcasing your reading abilities.
New Writing Task
The independent writing task is being replaced by a new academic discussion task. This task resembles a discussion board task found in university classroom settings. You'll be provided with a topic and asked to state your opinion within an online forum. This task takes less time but still allows you to demonstrate your writing skills to institutions.
Improved Registration Experience
Starting July 26, 2023, creating an ETS account and registering for the test will be faster and easier than ever before, allowing you to focus on your busy schedule.
More Transparent Score Delivery
To reduce stress, your unofficial reading and listening scores will be displayed immediately after the test, along with the expected date to receive scores for all four sections. Real-time notifications will also be implemented for any changes in your score status.
Preparing for the TOEFL iBT Test
You can book your TOEFL test online and take it at a nearby test center or at home. A range of test prep materials is available on the TOEFL website, including the TOEFL iBT Free Practice Test and TOEFL iBT Practice Sets.
These enhancements to the TOEFL iBT test will provide a more streamlined, efficient, and stress-free experience for students. For more information on these changes, visit the official TOEFL website and stay up-to-date on the latest updates. Good luck with your test preparation!
Remember, your future starts now. Don't let this opportunity slip away. Register for the TOEFL iBT test and unlock the door to countless academic and professional possibilities. Act now and make your dreams a reality!
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