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About the TOEFL Junior® Tests

Help Guide Your Students to a Future of Opportunities

The TOEFL Junior® tests are the next step on your students’ English-language journey. By providing insight into your students’ English communication skills, they help you make the best decisions about placement and progress, and guide your students to reach their full potential.

The tests are designed to:

  • assess the academic and social English-language proficiency of young students ages 11+
  • provide a snapshot of each student's ability in multiple areas of English-language ability
  • support teaching and learning by giving information about students' abilities in relation to a widely accepted international standard

Learn more about how you can use the TOEFL Junior tests.

Measures a Range of Skills

To better meet the expectations of English-language programs worldwide, the TOEFL Junior tests offer the following test options:

  • TOEFL Junior® Standard test — measures Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, and Language Form and Meaning.
  • TOEFL Junior® Speaking test — measures students' ability to communicate orally in English in an academic classroom.

Learn more about test content to see what each test measures.

Preparing Your Students for Success

The TOEFL Junior program makes it easier for you to help your students improve their English skills with useful tools and resources. We offer a Handbook and sample questions to help your students prepare successfully for test day. Plus, Reading section scores are matched with Metametrics® Lexile® reading measures, which makes it easier to select books at the right difficulty level to improve their English reading proficiency over time.

Learn more about test preparation.

How the Tests Are Administered and Scored

The TOEFL Junior program offers convenient and flexible testing that helps you measure your students' progress in English. Each test provides reliable administration, skill measurement and scoring, with meaningful and detailed feedback. Scores are valid for 2 years.

  TOEFL Junior Standard Test TOEFL Junior Speaking Test
Test Administration Institutional Testing: Schools request test administration dates at their institution for their own students Contact your local network office to find out testing dates and locations
Testing Method Multiple choice Constructed response
Test Delivery Paper delivered, digitally delivered or remote proctored* Digitally delivered or remote proctored*
Scoring Scored by a local ETS Preferred Network office
Score Range: 200–300 for each section
Scored by ETS-trained raters
Score Range: 0–16

* Available on the following digital platforms: Windows® PC, Mac®, iPad®, Android and Chromebook

Understanding and Using Scores

The TOEFL Junior program offers certificates of achievement based on a student's score level. It's 1 way to provide students with a sense of accomplishment. Plus, TOEFL Junior scores are mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) levels to give students the ability to see their level on a global scale.

Learn more about TOEFL Junior scores.

Part of the TOEFL® Family of Assessments

The TOEFL Junior tests are part of the TOEFL® Family of Assessments, which also includes the TOEFL iBT® test, the TOEFL® Essentials test, the TOEFL ITP® Assessment Series and the TOEFL Primary® tests. Based on the rich heritage of the TOEFL test, the TOEFL Junior tests uphold ETS's high standards for developing valid and reliable assessments that support educational purposes and reflect the latest research innovations.