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The TFI test measures the everyday French-language listening and reading proficiency skills of people in daily life and international settings. Adding the Listening Comprehension and Reading Comprehension scores together gives a total test score on a scale ranging from 10 to 990 points (5 to 495 points for each section). TFI scores are valid and reported for two years from the test administration date, and scores are mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

How It's Scored

For any TFI test administration, the local ETS Preferred Network (EPN) office provides scoring services. After the TFI test is scored, test results are reported to the test taker's institution in the form of a score roster.

Score Rosters

Score Rosters are sent to institutions. They:

  • provide useful information for comparing test takers' relative skills
  • are intended for internal use only and cannot be used by individual test takers as an "official" score

Each Score Roster includes:

  • individual scores (Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension and Total scores)
  • scores from the most recent testing session (including average score and range of scores)
  • scores within the industry with which the client is affiliated
  • scores within the country with which the client is affiliated

The EPN member can produce additional specialized reports for their clients, such as the results for all of an institution's candidates who took the TFI test during a given time period or who work in certain job categories, at the client's request.

Individual Score Reports

An Individual Score Report is:

  • supplied to each test taker when the TFI test is administered
  • a simple listing of a candidate's listening, reading and total scores

Additional Information

Additional information on how to understand and use TFI scores may be found in the TFI User Guide.