The TOEFL Primary®

Learning English starts here

Select a topic below to learn more about the TOEFL Primary® Tests.

TOEFL Primary Information for Parents

As a parent, you play a crucial role in your child’s educational achievements. By working in tandem with your child’s teachers, you’ll provide the support and guidance your child needs to reach their goals.

Score Reports That Guide Parents

The feedback received in a TOEFL Primary® score report provides a clear understanding of your child’s abilities in English, as well as areas that need improvement.


Your child’s level comes with “can do” information that describes their current English-language abilities along with steps to be taken to help improve proficiency and move to the next stage of learning.

Scale Score

Scale scores help to show progress within a level when students take the test more than once.

CEFR Levels

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) is a standard used by educators worldwide to describe students’ language proficiencies. TOEFL Primary® scores are mapped to CEFR levels, so you will know about your child’s abilities in relation to a widely accepted international standard.

Lexile® Reading Measures

TOEFL Primary® Reading and Listening score reports provide a Lexile® measure to help identify books at the appropriate reading level for a student. Lexile measures are based on a developmental scale for measuring both readers and texts and are the standard for matching readers with appropriate texts.

Test Content

Learn more about the content of the four tests: the TOEFL Primary® Reading and Listening test — Step 1, the TOEFL Primary® Reading and Listening test — Step 2, the TOEFL Primary® Speaking test and the TOEFL Primary® Writing test.

Have Questions?

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