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This last year has been a lamentable one for the standardized testing industry, as most colleges have switched to test-optional policies and test cancellations have afflicted administrations.
But even though colleges have shifted to test optional policies, most still require foreign students to take a test to demonstrate their English skills. For years, the main test used for admission to colleges in the USA was the Test of English as a Foreign Language, most known by its acronym TOEFL. However, during the pandemic, an alternative offered by Duolingo which is shorter and cheaper has gained popularity. It existed before the pandemic but has gained traction because of COVID-19.
For this reason, the Educational Testing Service is unveiling a new version of TOEFL, which should cost around half of the regular TOEFL but more than twice what Duolingo offers. The new test is called TOEFL Essentials, while the old test will be called TOEFL iBT.
ETS upholds that the TOEFL iBT is still the best test and they declare it to be the “gold standard”. ETS last month informed colleges of the genuineness of the new test and is starting to promote it, with the first use of TOEFL Essentials arriving in August. ETS is still promoting the original test but Duolingo is still gaining the upper hand against the original TOEFL.
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