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TOEFL’s at-home test facility delivers opportunity worldwide

Posted on April 8, 2020
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The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) test is a largely recognized and highly honored English-language proficiency test. It is essential to qualify for purposes of Study Overseas, Excellence in this test grading can get you considered into the list of prospective candidates by thousands of universities the world over.

The TOEFL® Test was created by Educational Testing Services (ETS). ETS is a nonprofit organization with over 60 years of experience in its field. They do the task of making it possible to advance the quality and equity in education worldwide. It works with a mission to develop tests and administer them. Thus, it gives students the chance to follow their dreams, anywhere in the world.

In a recent development, ETS has expanded the availability of the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition test. The test is now available everywhere except Iran and Mainland China. In Mainland China, ETS is supporting test takers who are affected by test cancellations, by collaborating with NEEA. This includes the addition of test dates once regular testing comes into practice again. ETS is working on offering home testing in Iran too at the earliest.

The Home Edition test is an at-home testing solution for the TOEFL iBT test. This is offered to students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The test will be monitored by live remote proctors and AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology by ProctorU®. ProctorU® is the leading brand in proctoring solutions for online testing.

The TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition test is identical to the TOEFL iBT test that is normally taken at a test center. It’s the same in the aspects of format, content, on-screen experience and scoring. It’s monitored online by a trained human proctor. His involvement will be there from start to finish. This is in order to maintain test security.

The following steps should be followed in order to register and appear for the exam at home:

  • Check your equipment and test environment. Ensure features like:
  • You have a desktop or laptop
  • The operating system in use should be Windows®
  • There must be the ETS browser installed
  • ProctorU® System Check should be run on the system
  • Do the registration process as prescribed in the ETS website
  • Complete the ProctorU® registration
  • Take the test after ensuring every requirement is facilitated
  • Wait for your scores that will arrive in 6-10 days in the ETS account

In case you need a retest, the same procedures followed for the original test should be adhered to. A candidate cannot test more than once within a 3-day period.

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