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The Graduate School

G-1 Communications Building
Box 353770
Seattle, Washington 98195-3770

Phone: 206.543.5900
Fax: 206.685.3234

English Proficiency Tests

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Paper-based Test

The paper-based (TOEFL) test measures English language proficiency in the following areas:

Test Section Score Range
Listening Comprehension 31 to 68
Structure/Written Expression 31 to 68
Reading Comprehension 31 to 67
Total Score 310 to 677

Internet-based Test

The internet-based (iBT) test measures English language proficiency in the following areas:

Test Section Score Range
Listening 0 to 30
Reading 0 to 30
Speaking 0 to 30
Writing 0 to 30
Total Score 0 to 120

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) provides a profile of a candidate's ability to use English.  Candidates received scores on a Band Scale from 1 to 9.