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TOEFL Primary® Tests

TOEFL Primary tests are designed for students ages 8+ and provides a snapshot of each student’s ability in reading and listening; You can use the TOEFL Primary tests to monitor student progress, identify students' needs and support teaching and learning by giving information about students’ abilities in relation to a widely accepted international standard (CEFR);


The TOEFL Primary® tests are assessments from ETS that help you shape young students' English-language instruction in a way you never could before. Based on the rich heritage of the TOEFL® test and best practices in English-language testing, TOEFL Primary tests measure the English communication skills that provide a foundation for students' future success.

Scores are mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and TOEFL Primary reading scores are matched to MetaMetrics® Lexile® measures.

You can use the TOEFL® Primary tests to:

  • Guide your teaching goals

  • Monitor student progress

  • Identify students’ strengths and weaknesses

  • Determine instructional plans Inform placement decisions, if appropriate

  • Focus your work with both individual students and groups

  • Shape your communication with parents about student learning

Why use the TOEFL® Primary tests?

• Detailed score reports with fast score turnaround

• Descriptors with meaningful information for each section, including recommendations on next steps that students can take to improve their English-language abilities

• Students’ abilities in relation to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a widely accepted international standard

 • Lexile® Reading Measures, making it easier to find books and articles that best match students’ English reading abilities