About the TOEFL ITP® Assessment Series

TOEFL ITP product

Test Content

A Reliable Assessment of English

The TOEFL ITP® tests are paper-based and use academic and social content to evaluate the English-language proficiency of nonnative English speakers, giving you confidence about your students' ability in a real-world academic setting. All questions are multiple choice and students answer questions by filling in an answer sheet. The tests evaluate skills in three areas:

  • Listening Comprehension measures the ability to understand spoken English as it is used in colleges and universities.
  • Structure and Written Expression measures recognition of selected structural and grammatical points in standard written English.
  • Reading Comprehension measures the ability to read and understand academic reading material in English.

Learn more about the seven ways you can use the TOEFL ITP assessments in your program.

The TOEFL ITP Tests at a Glance

Level 1 (intermediate to advanced): Approximately 2 hours

Section

Number of Questions

Admin. Time

Score Scale

Listening Comprehension

50

35 minutes

31–68

Structure and Written Expression

40

25 minutes

31–68

Reading Comprehension

50

55 minutes

31–67

TOTAL

140

115 minutes

310–677

Level 2 (high beginning to intermediate): 1 hour and 10 minutes

Section

Number of Questions

Admin. Time

Score Scale

Listening Comprehension

30

22 minutes

20–50

Structure and Written Expression

25

17 minutes

20–50

Reading and Vocabulary

40

31 minutes

20–50

TOTAL

95

70 minutes

200–500

Content and Settings for the TOEFL ITP Tests

Academic Topics
  • Arts: fine arts, crafts, theater, dance, architecture, literature, music, film, photography
  • Humanities: history, political science, government, philosophy, law
  • Life Sciences: paleontology, biochemistry, animal behavior, ecology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, health science, biology, agriculture
  • Physical Sciences: geology, astronomy, chemistry, geology, earth science, engineering, meteorology, energy, technology, oceanography, physics
  • Social Sciences: anthropology, sociology, education, geography, archaeology, psychology, economics, business, management, marketing, communications.
Campus-life Topics
  • Classes: class schedules, class requirements, library references, assignments (papers, presentations, readings), professors, studying, field trips
  • Campus administration: registration, housing on and off campus, study abroad, internships, university policies
  • Campus activities: clubs, committees, social events.
General Topics
  • Business: management, offices, official documents, law
  • Environment: weather, nature, climate, environment
  • Food: types of food, restaurants
  • Language and communication: mail, email, telephone use, leaving messages, requests for information
  • Media: TV, newspapers, Internet
  • Objects: descriptions of objects, equipment
  • Personal: family members, friends, health, emotions, physical characteristics, daily routines
  • Planning and time management: future events, invitations, personal schedules
  • Purchases: clothing, shopping, banking, money
  • Recreation: sports, games, concerts, plays, art, books, photography, music, parties and gatherings, public lectures
  • Transportation: travel, driving, parking, public transportation, travel reservations
  • Workplace: applying for a job, on-campus employment, work schedules