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