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Published on April 17, 2008

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Overview iBT/Next Generation TOEFL ®

Why Change the Test? 3 Important Reasons: Speaking has been added Focus on the ability to communicate Measures not only how much the student knows about English, but how well he or she can use it Uses integrated tasks that reflect how language is actually used

3 Important Reasons:

Speaking has been added

Focus on the ability to communicate

Measures not only how much the student knows about English, but how well he or she can use it

Uses integrated tasks that reflect how language is actually used

Why Change the Test? What are integrated tasks? Questions that require use of more than one skill at a time Read/listen/speak Listen/speak Read /listen /write They give us a better picture of how well the student can communicate in English.

What are integrated tasks?

Questions that require use of more than one skill at a time

Read/listen/speak

Listen/speak

Read /listen /write

They give us a better picture of how well the student can communicate in English.

Next Generation TOEFL iBT Begins September 2005, continues into 2006 Tests all four skills: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking Linear, not computer-adaptive Fixed test dates, not continuous testing Note taking allowed in all sections of the test Test time: 4 hours

Begins September 2005, continues into 2006

Tests all four skills: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking

Linear, not computer-adaptive

Fixed test dates, not continuous testing

Note taking allowed in all sections of the test

Test time: 4 hours

Reading Section Academic reading sets, each followed by 11-13 questions Reading passages are longer than TOEFL CBT – 700 words Some familiar TOEFL CBT question types Some new question types Fill in a table or prose summary Paraphrasing New! Glossary and review features

Academic reading sets, each followed by 11-13 questions

Reading passages are longer than TOEFL CBT – 700 words

Some familiar TOEFL CBT question types

Some new question types

Fill in a table or prose summary

Paraphrasing

New! Glossary and review features

Listening Section More authentic Conversations with 2 speakers – campus life 4-6 lectures, some lectures include student participation 5-6 questions for each listening set Includes a variety of global English accents Some familiar TOEFL CBT question types New questions measure understanding of a speaker’s attitude or purpose

More authentic

Conversations with 2 speakers – campus life

4-6 lectures, some lectures include student participation

5-6 questions for each listening set

Includes a variety of global English accents

Some familiar TOEFL CBT question types

New questions measure understanding of a speaker’s attitude or purpose

Speaking Section 2 independent tasks about familiar topics Responses based on personal experience 4 integrated tasks 2 Reading/Listening/Speaking tasks 2 Listening/Speaking tasks Responses based on what was read and heard Academic and campus-based material Short listening and reading material

2 independent tasks about familiar topics

Responses based on personal experience

4 integrated tasks

2 Reading/Listening/Speaking tasks

2 Listening/Speaking tasks

Responses based on what was read and heard

Academic and campus-based material

Short listening and reading material

 

 

 

Writing Section 1 Reading/Listening/Writing task Short academic listening and reading material Response based on what was read and heard 1 independent task Response based on personal experience

1 Reading/Listening/Writing task

Short academic listening and reading material

Response based on what was read and heard

1 independent task

Response based on personal experience

 

 

 

TOEFL Practice Online Free View the Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking portions of the new test Listen to a Speaking demonstration , including sample questions and sample responses Discussion board For a Fee Practice the Reading, Listening, and Writing sections ($20) Receive instant scores and performance feedback Scored Speaking practice available through TAST Practice ($30)

Free

View the Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking portions of the new test

Listen to a Speaking demonstration , including sample questions and sample responses

Discussion board

For a Fee

Practice the Reading, Listening, and Writing sections ($20)

Receive instant scores and performance feedback

Scored Speaking practice available through TAST Practice ($30)

TOEFL iBT A Breakthrough in Testing iBT allows ETS to capture speech and score responses in a standardized and fair manner. ETS plans to expand test access from a few hundred test centers today, to thousands of test centers over the next 3 years.

iBT allows ETS to capture speech and score responses in a standardized and fair manner.

ETS plans to expand test access from a few hundred test centers today, to thousands of test centers over the next 3 years.

Internet-Based Testing Administered via official Internet-based testing (iBT) network Security measures to ensure test integrity and score authenticity Moving from continuous to fixed-date testing for TOEFL starting in September 2005 A fixed testing schedule will require many more test centers than now used

Administered via official Internet-based testing (iBT) network

Security measures to ensure test integrity and score authenticity

Moving from continuous to fixed-date testing for TOEFL starting in September 2005

A fixed testing schedule will require many more test centers than now used

Internet-Based Testing Test center network will expand so that test-takers have increased geographic access to tests Based on volume and test center capacity, most areas will have 30-40 administrations per year See www.ets.org/ecep for specific information Write [email_address] with questions

Test center network will expand so that test-takers have increased geographic access to tests

Based on volume and test center capacity, most areas will have 30-40 administrations per year

See www.ets.org/ecep for specific information

Write [email_address] with questions

TOEFL iBT High Standards of Quality A phased approach is necessary to ensure ETS’ high standards of quality. Test and score integrity require a successful transition worldwide. Our entire system must work reliably in initial locations so that it can have a successful rollout elsewhere.

A phased approach is necessary to ensure ETS’ high standards of quality.

Test and score integrity require a successful transition worldwide.

Our entire system must work reliably in initial locations so that it can have a successful rollout elsewhere.

TOEFL iBT A Phased Approach The new test begins September 2005 CBT testing ends in the U.S. in mid-September, and iBT begins September 24, 2005 Canada, Germany, France, and Italy begin in October 2005 CBT & PBT continue until launch of iBT in other parts of the world

The new test begins September 2005

CBT testing ends in the U.S. in mid-September, and iBT begins September 24, 2005

Canada, Germany, France, and Italy begin in October 2005

CBT & PBT continue until launch of iBT in other parts of the world

TOEFL iBT A Phased Approach TOEFL iBT launches in the rest of the world in 2006 At no time will test takers be unable to take TOEFL Rollout schedule will be posted on our Web site by November 1, 2005

TOEFL iBT launches in the rest of the world in 2006

At no time will test takers be unable to take TOEFL

Rollout schedule will be posted on our Web site by November 1, 2005

Improving Service For test takers Now - online registration for TOEFL CBT, PBT and TSE In September 2005 – scores available for viewing online free of charge 15 business days after the test Feedback on performance

For test takers

Now - online registration for TOEFL CBT, PBT and TSE

In September 2005 – scores available for viewing online free of charge 15 business days after the test

Feedback on performance

Improving Service For score users Scores viewable online 15 business days after the test “ Print friendly” format, with photo Sortable database in 2006 to assist in matching scores with applications

For score users

Scores viewable online 15 business days after the test

“ Print friendly” format, with photo

Sortable database in 2006 to assist in matching scores with applications

Help Line for TOEFL Score Users: 1-609-683-2008 [email_address] www.ets.org/toefl We’re Here to Answer Your Questions

Help Line for TOEFL Score Users:

1-609-683-2008

[email_address]

www.ets.org/toefl

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