The TOEIC® Tests — the Global Standard for Assessing English Proficiency for Business

For more than 30 years, the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) test has set the standard for assessing English language skills used in the workplace. Today TOEIC test scores are used by 10,000 companies, government agencies and English language learning programs in 120 countries, and more than 5 million TOEIC tests were administered last year.

The TOEIC tests:

  • Help businesses build a more effective workforce
  • Give job seekers and employees a competitive edge
  • Enable universities to better prepare students for the international workplace

Organizations and job seekers around the world trust TOEIC scores to help them get ahead of the competition.

The TOEIC test was developed in 1979 by Educational Testing Service (ETS), a recognized leader in designing state-of-the-art assessment systems.

Workplace Assessments that Meet Business Needs

TOEIC test questions simulate real-life situations that are relevant to the global workplace. Score reports provide accurate, meaningful feedback about a test-taker’s strengths and weaknesses, along with a description of the English-language strengths typical of test-takers performing at various score levels. This allows employers to:

  • Relate test scores to the tasks employees may perform on the job
  • Use the descriptions to inform critical hiring and placement decisions
  • Select the employee with the English-language abilities the job requires

Additionally, ETS’s ongoing research helps ensure that the TOEIC tests are accurate and relevant to today’s changing global workplace, which helps internationally competitive companies hire, place and promote the right candidates year after year.

Standardized Testing Means Reliable Results

TOEIC test scores provide accurate, reliable measurement of English proficiency — they can be compared regardless of where or when the test is administered. For example, last year’s scores of a test taker in Japan can be compared with this year’s scores of a test taker in Korea. Because test takers of any background can be compared fairly, companies can use the TOEIC tests to make the most informed decisions and build a more diverse workforce.

Equal Opportunity for all Test Takers

ETS ensures standardized test conditions give test takers equal opportunity to demonstrate proficiency.

  • Test administrations adhere to strict guidelines to ensure a consistent and fair test-taking experience.
  • A scoring process held to the highest quality-control standards results in the most reliable and valid scores available.