The TOEIC® Test is a reliable and valid measurement tool that measures proficiency in international business English.
The TOEIC® Test (Test of Englis for International Communication) is an assessment tool that measures proficiency in international business English at intermediate and advanced levels. It provides an accurate measurement of the listening, reading and grammar competencies of candidates. With more than 4.5 million test takers per year, the TOEIC® test is the standard measurement of workplace English language proficiency worldwide.
Benefits of the TOEIC® test:
– Provides an objective assessment of workplace English proficiency
– Is a valuable credential for professionals
– Offers an internationally-accepted standard of performance
– Is highly reliable; scores are always accurate and consistent
– Is reasonably priced
– Provides rapid score results
– Provides a continuous scale that allows for monitoring of improvement
– Provides descriptions of typical candidate performance on work-related tasks
– Motivates individuals to improve their English proficiency
– Local scoring, reporting and customer service provides clients and test takers with local contacts and native language customer service.
TOEIC® Test questions are based on real-life work settings in an international environment (meetings, travel, telephone conversations, etc). The TOEIC® paper and pencil Test consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, divided into 2 separately timed sections:
– Listening comprehension – questions based on a variety of recorded statements, questions, and short conversations in English.
– Reading – questions based on a variety of materials to be read.
Scores on the TOEIC® test are determined by the number of correct answers on each section, which is then converted into a scale score. Test takers are awarded separate marks for the written and oral comprehension sections, on a scale ranging from 5 to 495 points. The total score possible is hence between 10 and 990 points.
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), published in 2001 (Council of Europe), sets clear standards for evaluating outcomes in an internationally comparable manner. It describes both knowledge and skills in positive can do statements (DOC file)
See also “Examinee Handbook” (useful information for Candidates, PDF file); the structure of the exam will be a little different from October 2018.
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