The TOEFL Primary tests, offered in two versions (Step 1 and Step 2), reflect the latest innovations in educational research and enable teachers to measure the English-language comprehension skills of students ages 8 and up, monitor their progress and guide them towards the next steps of their learning path.
Schools, English-language programs and camps can offer the TOEFL Primary tests to their students in institutional test sessions and thus choose the test date, group size and the purposes for which the test will be used.
Part of the TOEFL® Young Students Series and based on the rich heritage of the TOEFL® test, the TOEFL Primary tests help identify strengths and areas of improvement of young students through two different versions of the test that are adapted to the learner's level.
- TOEFL Primary Reading and Listening Test — Step 1
A paper-based test of reading and listening proficiency, designed for young students at the beginning stages of learning English.
- TOEFL Primary Reading and Listening Test — Step 2
A paper-based test of reading and listening proficiency, designed for young students who have acquired some communicative English skills.
Detailed score reports provided after a TOEFL Primary test session help assist students, teachers and parents set goals for understanding where future learning should focus.
Teachers can use the TOEFL Primary tests to:
- Guide teaching goals
- Monitor student progress
- Identify students’ strengths and weaknesses
- Focus work for individual students or groups
- Shape communication with parents about student learning
As with the TOEFL Junior test results, each TOEFL Primary score report includes a Lexile® measure, which puts the ability of the reader and the complexity of the text on the same scale. This makes it easier for teachers to find the right books at the right reading level for each student.