What is TOEFL ITP?
The TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (ITP) tests English proficiency at the intermediate to advanced levels. It is composed of previously administered TOEFL paper-based tests.
The exam uses an academic context to evaluate nonnative speakers' skills in
- Listening Comprehension
- Structure and Written Expression
The time required for administration is approximately two hours for the TOEFL ITP. After the test, examinee answer sheets are returned to ETS or to your TOEFL representative for scoring. Scores are available approximately three to seven days after receipt of the answer sheets.
Who Should Use TOEFL ITP?
TOEFL ITP provides a convenient and affordable assessment of English language proficiency for
- Secondary schools
- Colleges and universities
- English-language programs
Although the test content is the same as in the paper-based TOEFL test, it is important to understand that TOEFL ITP is not used for the same purposes as the TOEFL test.
The TOEFL test is an official test administered by ETS under secure conditions. Its scores can be used by institutions to make important decisions, such as whether or not to admit a student. TOEFL ITP, conversely, consists of previously administered TOEFL paper-based tests that your program administers for its own internal use.
How Should You Use TOEFL ITP?
Your program should use TOEFL ITP to make internal decisions such as
- Placing individuals in appropriate English courses
- Assessing progress
- Exiting a program
- Measuring a program's effectiveness
- Screening for exchange programs or scholarships
- Awarding academic credit
- Fulfilling a language requirement
- Assessing faculty or other professional-level staff
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