The TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL test can help you get there.
Your scores are based on your performance on the questions in the test. You must answer at least 1 question each in the Reading and Listening sections, write at least 1 essay, and complete at least 1 speaking task to receive an official score. For the TOEFL test, administered via the internet, you will receive 4 scaled section scores and a total score:
Reading Section (Score of: 0–30) | Listening Section (Score of: 0–30) | Speaking Section (Score of: 0–30) | Writing Section (Score of: 0–30) | Total Score (0–120)
And period of validity for this test is two years. For example, if you take TOEFL on 2018.01.24, then the score will be effective till 2020.01.24.
And TPO system can help students get prepared for the TOEFL test. TOEFL score is very necessary for applying top-100 universities. Different universities require different TOEFL scores. And we suggest students start to get prepared as soon as possible.
IELTS is the high-stakes English test for study, migration or work. There are two types of the IELTS test: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs.
IELTS results are designed to be simple and easy to understand. They are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).
135 countries and more than 9,000 educational institutions, employers, governments and professional registrations accept IELTS score. And every year more than 2,000,000 people take this test.
SAT is a test organized by College Board. SAT score is very important for senior high school students to apply for American universities and scholarship. SAT and ACT together are called American college entrance examination.
SAT changed in March 2016. Its total score is 1600 and it consists of 3 sections -- reading, grammar and math. Writing section is optional. ETS is responsible for setting questions and marking. But SAT score is not decisive as China college entrance examination, it's only for reference in admission process. And SAT score's validity period is 2 years.
ACT is a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. It is trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. Each year, it reaches millions of individuals, institutions, and employers in all 50 states and in more than 130 countries.
From elementary school through career, ACT offers individuals a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights throughout their life.
ACT consists of 4 sections, English, Math, Reading and Science Reasoning. Writing is elective. It tests students' comprehensive abilities and ACT score is very important for applying American four-year universities and also scholarship.
American universities accept both ACT score and SAT score. But ACT attaches more importance to students' understanding of curriculum and critical thinking and it is easier than SAT.
For Chinese students, it's easier to get prepared for ACT in a limited period.