The TOEFL Primary® Speaking test is scored at ETS by ETS-trained human raters. TOEFL Primary Speaking levels are shown as Ribbons. Proficiency descriptors and next steps for learning are provided for each level. The descriptors and next steps are appropriate for typical students at that score but may not apply to all students. Student ability for each includes the skills from lower levels.
Scores are shown at the bottom of the score report and can help show student progress within a level. The score range is 0–27.
For more information, download Understanding Your TOEFL Primary Speaking Score Report (PDF). This document includes tables outlining proficiency descriptors, Ribbon score levels, scale scores and how those scores map to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) levels.
Each Speaking test score report provides:
- Information about the student’s current level of English proficiency
- Recommendations about next steps that students should take to improve their English-language abilities
- The CEFR level
TOEFL® Primary™ Speaking Test Level Descriptors
|5 Out of 5 Stars||Students speak in English to expand descriptions, communicate multistep directions and tell stories effectively. They successfully ask questions and make simple requests.
|4 Out of 5 Stars||Students speak in English to express and explain what they like and give directions. They begin to expand their descriptions of things and events.
|3 Out of 5 Stars||Students speak in English to say what they like and give some descriptions. They begin to ask questions and tell stories
|2 Out of 5 Stars||Students begin to speak in English using words and simple statements. They begin to say what they like and give some descriptions.
|1 Out of 5 Stars||Students attempt to speak in English using words and simple phrases.
They may be able to: