TOEFL 2016 RESULT & COUNSELLING
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE/OFFLINE TEST
TOEFL exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is conducted to test the proficiency of non-native English speakers desiring admissions in English speaking universities. It is a standardized test which is designed and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The examination is recurring in nature , thus, it is conducted 4 times in a year. The ETS asserts the TOEFL Result for the Internet Based Test.
The TOEFL Result is broadcasted 2 weeks after the conduction of the TOEFL exam. The candidate can appear for TOEFL multiple number of times but the occurrence of each attempt shouldn’t differ by 12 days. There are a total of 9000 institutions in over 130 countries which accept the TOEFL Scores. TOEFL Scores are available in PDF format and are valid for a period of 2 years. The Score for TOEFL are mailed to the candidate and the same can be viewed on the official website.
The candidates are intimated about the TOEFL Result via an e-mail on the e-mail ID mentioned during the TOEFL Application Process. The e-mail is sent approximately 10 days post the conduction of the examination. The scores are also available in PDF format so that it can be downloaded and preserved as a hard copy.
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The candidates receive the test score reports approximately 13 days after the TOEFL ibt online test The mailed Test Score Report is sent to the candidate by post, 7-10 days post receipt of the test score reports. The steps to check the TOEFL Result have been mentioned below:
According to the TOEFL Exam Pattern, there are four basic sections or skills which are tested during the TOEFL Exam i.e. Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. The Reading and Listening sections are marked from 0-30 by the computer. The Reading Section contains 36-56 tasks based on reading passages from academic texts and answering questions. The Listening section has 34–51 tasks based on listening to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answering questions.
The speaking section contains tasks rated from 0-4 sum of which is converted to a scale of 0-30. The test checkers rate responses and evaluate how well the candidate develops the topic and delivers the message in English. The writing section has two tasks rated from 0-5, the sum of which is changed to a scale score of 0-30.
The basis for evaluation of the writing section is done by evaluating the integrated writing task for development, organization, grammar, vocabulary, accuracy and completeness. It is also done by rating the independent writing essay on overall writing quality, including development, organization, grammar and vocabulary.
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The candidates are offered a chance to cancel the TOEFL Scores after the test session. The scores for every section is cancelled if the candidate opts to cancel the score i.e. score cancellation is not valid for one section particularly. The candidate will not receive scores for any part of the test administration if the candidate opts to cancel the scores. Thus, one must carefully make the decision of cancellation of scores.
The scores are reported to the institutions on the request of the candidate. In case of cancellation, the scores will not be reported to any institution. The candidate must note that the reimbursement of the Application fee will not be done if he /she cancels the scores and those scores are not added to the permanent record. To re-appear for the test, the candidates have to fill the TOEFL Application Form and remit the application fee again.
The candidates are not charged separately for score cancellation. The candidates must note that they will receive one opportunity for score cancellation, this cannot be practiced after leaving the TOEFL Test Center.
The performance and independent work of the test taker are reflected through the scores reported via the ETS and TOEFL programme. ETS standards in this regard have these primary goals: giving all test takers an equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities, and preventing any test taker from gaining an unfair advantage over others. The conducting authority reserves the rights to cancel the scores of any candidate if there is any evidence for invalidity of the scores. Scores may be canceled as a result of test taker behavior or any irregularity that affects testing integrity.
Test Taker Behavior
The candidate can be dismissed from the TOEFL Test Center or cancellation of candidate’s score or banning the candidate from giving examination in the future due to violations of rules can all be done by the conducting authority.
Test Integrity Irregularities
The scores of the candidate can be canceled by ETS due to the following irregularities:
The candidate is required to provide the following information while contacting the TOEFL Services:
If the candidate’s responses for writing or speaking section is found similar to any of the previously recorded responses, ETS reserves the right to cancel the scores of the test takers. Such responses do not reflect the independent speaking or compositional writing skills that the test is intended to measure.
If the scores are invalid because of any reason and there is an evidence proving the same then ETS may cancel the scores of the candidate. The proofs comprise of unusual answer patterns and/or inconsistent performance on different parts of the test. ETS notifies the candidate about his/her writing concerns and gives him/her a chance to submit to improve the same and gives the test taker a choice of options. In addition, the test taker is sent a copy of the booklet why and How Educational Testing Service Questions Test Scores, which explains this process in greater detail. The candidates are offered options which include cancellation of scores or arbitration according to the Standard Arbitration Agreement.
Note: The arbitration option is available only for tests administered in the United States and U.S. territories.
ETS shall have no liability to any test taker for damages or claims of any kind whatsoever that a test taker may assert against ETS for holding or canceling scores, for not reporting scores, for banning the test taker from future testing, or for disclosure of test taker information pursuant to ETS’s rights as set forth in this document.
The candidates have an advantage of canceling scores but they can reinstate the canceled scores as well. The candidates can reinstate the scores canceled by themselves, reinstating of scores canceled by ETS is not acceptable. The reinstating is possible only if the candidate requests for it within 60 days of the test date. The request must be sent to ETS on time so that the candidate can avail the score reinstating form.
The form must be duly filled with all the authentic details asked and then mailed or faxed to TOEFL Services. The candidate has to download the Score Reinstating Form from the official website of ETS under the Scoring Services tab. The candidates are required to remit a fee of US $20 to request for reinstatement of the scores. The reinstated scores are mailed to the candidate 3 weeks after the receipt of request and submission of fee.
The candidates can request for score review for the Speaking and Writing Section through the ETS Score Review Process maximum 30 days after the test date. The candidates can review any one section or both the sections at one time by submitting the request accordingly. The Score Review stands invalid if the candidate has already requested to send the scores to any institution or agency.
One request per test administration is acceptable i.e. the request for review of either one or both the sections of the same test must be reported once. The TOEFL IBT test responses for speaking and writing section are reviewed by scoring specialists. The candidate will be notified via mail or post if his/her original scores are confirm. The candidate receives new scores via the same media in case of any change in the scores (higher or lower).
The new revised scores received become the new scores in case of any change. The candidates can download and fill the Score Review Request Form from the official website of ETS under the pdf tab. The fee to review one section is US $80 whereas for both the sections it is US $160.
The candidates have to fill and post the Score Review Request Form with the correct fee amount to the address mentioned on the form. The candidates can fax the form in case of fee payment through the online mode. The Score Review Results will be available 3 weeks after the receipt of the request and payment.
The candidates can send additional score reports to various institutions which were not identified by them before the test. The candidates are charged US $19 per institution added in the list. The candidate is required to check if there are any payment method restrictions of his/her location on the official website of TOEFL.
The additional score reports can be ordered online through the registration system or by completing the Additional Score Report Request Form. The form will be available for download on the official website of ETS under the send option of the score tab. The score report request will not be entertained if the form is incomplete or has inaccurate information or has incorrect fee.
Online Method of Reporting
Offline Method of Reporting
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TOEFL Scores have a validity of 2 years after the test date as proficiency of a language changes in relatively short period of time, thus score cards dated more than 2 years are not considered. For submission of scores to various institutions and agencies after 2 years, the candidates will have to re-appear for TOEFL. The institution can verify the scores submitted to them directly by the test taker.
In case of discrepancy between the official scores and submitted scores, ETS demands submission of the copy of submitted scores from the institution or agency. ETS reports the previous scores and scores of the candidate of the past 2 years on the request of the institution or agency. ETS or its authorized representative will also provide your score information at the request of any institution or agency that has a copy of your score posting or test taker score report.
TOEFL scores indicate how the test taker performed on the test, and the score data provided through the Online Score Verification Service (OSVS) provides identifying information about the test taker. If the candidate does not agree to the terms and conditions stated in the TOEFL Application Form, do not provide your TOEFL registration number for a past or future test or your test taker score report to any Organization. Unless the candidate specifies his/her information, an Organization should not be able to use the OSVS to access the score data of the candidate.
The organization can login in for OSVS and access the scores and data of the candidate if the candidate provides the TOEFL Registration Number. Some Organizations will already have access to some of that information, but they should not have the candidate’s TOEFL registration number unless it is given to the organization by the candidate. Thus, don’t provide the registration unless the organization asks for the same.
The participating organization will be able to view or copy the photograph uploaded, personal details of the candidate, ID Document info, registration ID and TOEFL Scores using the service. The organization can listen to a speech sample recorded from the responses of the speaking sections of the TOEFL exam using the OSVS. Any use of your score data by the Organization should be pursuant to its privacy and security policy, if any, rather than to the ETS policy. ETS contracts with these Organizations to use the information only to verify the TOEFL scores, but ETS does not control the Organizations.
The other TOEFL 2016 Score related information is given below:
There is a different acceptable TOEFL score or TOEFL score range for each institution or agency. The factors that differentiate the score range are the level of study (undergraduate or graduate), the field of study, if you will be a teaching assistant, and whether the institution offers special courses in English as a foreign or second language. There is no specific clearing score or failing score set by ETS. There is no specific passing or failing score set by ETS. In case of queries related to the TOEFL scores, contact the agency applied.
The retention period of the TOEFL scores in a database is 2 years. The information of the candidate and scores obtained by them are removed after 2 years. The candidates have to re-appear for the test if the validity of the scores expire.
The test questions for TOEFL are prepared by language specialists carefully with standardized procedures to ensure that the test material is of high quality. The questions and response is checked by several members of the ETS staff. The TOEFL Committee of Examiners (COE), an independent group of professionals in the fields of linguistics, language testing and language teaching that reports to the TOEFL Board of Trustees, establishes overall guidelines for test content and specifications.
The tests are reviewed using established ETS and TOEFL procedures to ensure that test is free of cultural bias. The statistical analyses of each individual question ensures that the test provides appropriate measurement information.