TOEFL iBT Enhancements Effective August 1, 2019

Introducing a Better TOEFL iBT® Test Experience

Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 11:53 AM

Beginning August 1, 2019, all TOEFL iBT test takers will benefit from enhancements to the test format and score reporting, and easier registration:

  • Shorter Test Time: TOEFL® test time will be shortened by 30 minutes — to just three hours — with no changes to the overall test format or question types. It’s the same fair, reliable, preferred test, but with fewer questions in the Reading, Listening and Speaking sections.
  • MyBest™ Scores: The new MyBest™ scores feature will combine test takers’ best scores for each section from all valid TOEFL iBT scores from the previous two years. All TOEFL iBT score reports sent after August 1, 2019, regardless of the test administration date, will automatically include MyBest scores along with the traditional scores from the test taker’s selected test date.
  • Easier Registration: Test takers will see greater functionality, a streamlined registration experience, easy access to test prep and more.

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