TOEFL® Junior™ and the SLEP® test

Posted: November 14, 2013
TOEFL® Junior™ and the SLEP® test

The TOEFL® Program discontinued the SLEP® test on June 30, 2012. While the SLEP test was once a sufficient measure of proficiency for purposes of placement and progress, it is no longer strong enough to support current global testing standards.



As you know, English has become the language of global opportunity. In order for your students to gain access to the

widest range of educational, personal, and professional opportunities, they need a certain level of English language

communication skills to succeed at your institution and beyond.

The TOEFL® Junior™ Standard test is an objective and reliable measure of English communication skills designed

specifically for students ages 11–15 for whom English is a foreign language. The TOEFL Junior Standard test

measures listening and reading ability as well as knowledge of language form and meaning in both academic and

social contexts; it is not based on or limited to any specific curriculum.

The TOEFL Junior Standard Test:

  • Provides parents, students and teachers with objective information about student progress in developing
  • English-language skills over time
  • Serves as a measurement tool to support placement of students into programs designed to increase
  • English-language proficiency levels
  • Measures developing English communication skills in preparation for future studies in English
  • Offers useful information that can be used for instructional purposes

More than 50 countries are currently administering the TOEFL Junior test.



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