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SPEAK / TSE / TOEFL iBT speaking section equivalences

SPEAK / TSE**

(After introduction of TOEFL iBT, SPEAK will only be used for non-native speakers of English who are exempt from TOEFL.)

Score

Next Generation TOEFL iBT

 

 

Speaking Section Score

  Notes/Next Steps

60

30

Pass. Highest possible score.

55

28

Pass

50

26

Pass

45

23-25

Must take OPT. If student fails OPT, class is recommended. Otherwise student waits 6 months to be retested.

40

22

Can take OPT or enroll in 100A. If neither, student waits 6 months to take OPT. If student fails OPT, class is strongly recommended. If no class is taken, student must wait 6 months to be retested.

35

20

100A required. OPT administered at end of course.

30

18

Same as 35/20

25

16

Same as 35/20

20

14

Same as 35/20

 



* These equivalences have been established for use at the UC Berkeley campus. They do not represent equivalences determined by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the publisher of the SPEAK and TSE.

** According to information posted on the ETS Web site, "the TSE will be discontinued as a stand-alone test in all countries where TOEFL iBT has been introduced."

 

Last update: 12/15/08


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