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ETS ประกาศเรื่องการใช้ข้อสอบ TOEFL ITP® แทนข้อสอบ TOEFL PBT®

Replacement of TOEFL PBT® by TOEFL ITP® Standardized Tests
Score Mapping of TOEFL ITP® on CEFR

The Institute of International Education’s Southeast Asia office (IIE/SEA), on behalf of EducationalTesting Service (ETS), the official TOEFL ITP® Assessment Series provider, would like to announce that the TOEFL ITP® (Institutional Testing Program) is now replacing the TOEFL PBT® (Paper-Based Test) since TOEFL PBT® it is no longer administered in Thailand.

The TOEFL ITP® assessments share the same rich heritage as the TOEFL® test — the world's most widely accepted and respected English-language assessment. This makes the test appropriate for:

  1. Admissions to undergraduate and graduate degree programs in non-English speaking countries where English is not the dominant form of instruction.
  2. Admissions and placement in collaborative international degree programs where English-language training will be a feature of the program.
  3.  Admissions to short-term, non-degree programs in English-speaking countries where the sending and receiving institutions agree to use TOEFL ITP® scores.
  4. Exiting English-language programs by demonstrating proficiency in English listening and reading.
  5. Placement in intensive English-language programs requiring academic English proficiency at a college or graduate level.
  6. Progress monitoring in English-language programs stressing academic English proficiency.
  7. Scholarship programs, as contributing documentation for academic English proficiency.

Decisions made using TOEFL® scores have life-impacting consequences for test takers. It is for this reason that ETS® places great importance on ensuring its tests are fair, valid and reliable.
Accordingly, the score of TOEFL ITP® is valid for two years after the test date issued in accordance with ETS® Standards for Quality and Fairness.
A mapping of TOEFL ITP® scores on the Common European Framework of Reference has been conducted and published by ETS®. The purpose of this mapping study was to identify the minimum TOEFL ITP® Level 1 test scores corresponding to four levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for
Languages (CEFRL).

The table below present the scaled cut scores for each section:

Cut Score
Structure and
Written Expression
C1 627 64 64 63
B2 543 54 53 56
B1 460 47 43 48
A2 337 38 32 31

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IIE ประกาศเรื่องการใช้ข้อสอบ TOEFL ITP® แทนข้อสอบ TOEFL PBT®

What was the TOEFL® Paper-based Test (TOEFL® PBT)?

The TOEFL PBT® test, administered in a paper-and-pencil format, measured test takers’ ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measured how well they could listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. It included the TWE® test, a 30-minute writing test. Test takers would write a short essay on one topic from their TWE test books to show their ability to:

  • generate and organize ideas
  • support ideas in writing with examples or evidence
  • use standard written English formats

As of July 2017, the TOEFL PBT® test was discontinued and replaced by the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test. The new paper test aligns more closely to the TOEFL iBT® test. Learn more about the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test.

All TOEFL® scores remain valid for 2 years after your test date.

About the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test

Which TOEFL® Test Should I Take?

The TOEFL® test is available in 2 formats — one that is delivered via the internet, and one that is a paper test. 98 percent of TOEFL® test takers worldwide take the TOEFL iBT® test, delivered via the internet, and access continues to expand. The TOEFL iBT® test is desired by universities because it measures all 4 communication skills — reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

For those test takers who don't have access to the TOEFL iBT® test, there is the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test. The revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test is only offered in locations where testing via the internet is not available. The new paper test was designed to align better with the TOEFL iBT® test than the original TOEFL PBT® test, which was discontinued as of July 2017. The revised paper test requires test takers to combine their communication skills — for example, listening to a lecture, reading a passage, and then writing a response. Integrating skills gives a more accurate indication of a test taker’s ability to communicate in English. There is no Speaking section because it is a paper test.

ETS® remains committed to providing access for anyone who wants to take the TOEFL® test. Please be assured that ETS® is making every effort to ensure that individuals living in areas where testing via the internet is not available will be able to test.

Regardless of which test you take, all TOEFL® scores remain valid for 2 years after your test date.

Who Takes the TOEFL® Test?

More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL® test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency.

Who Accepts TOEFL® Scores?

More than 10,000 universities and colleges in over 130 countries accept TOEFL® test scores. In addition, agencies and institutions rely on TOEFL® scores as well:

  • Immigration departments use them to issue residential and work visas.
  • Medical and licensing agencies use them for professional certification purposes.
  • Individuals use them to measure their progress in learning English.

See TOEFL®Destination Search.

What Is the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test?

The test is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read an overview of the 3 test sections: Reading, Listening and Writing (PDF).

Where and When Can I Take the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test?

See a list of test centers and dates or check the online registration system for the latest information. Not all test centers are open for every test date.

What Does It Cost?

The test fee is US$180. For information on registration, fees, test dates, locations and test formats, select your test location first to be sure the paper-delivered test is available in your area.