|mydreamnhung08||Date: Friday, 2011-10-14, 7:59 PM | Message # 1|
|The minimum acceptable scores announced by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) demonstrates quite well that the TOEFL-iBT is somewhat easier to pass (earn an acceptable score) than the IELTS. |
The IELTS minimums are 7.0 out of a possible 9.0 for speaking and 6.5 out of a possible 9.0 overall. Given that a candidate reaches the 7.0 on speaking, a 6.1 average must be maintained on the reading, writing and listening modules to maintain the minimum 6.5 overall score. A 6.1 average works out to a correct answer rate of 67%. The 7.0 minimum for the speaking module represents a score of 78%.
The TOEFL-iBT minimums are 26 out of 30 for the speaking module and 83 out of a possible 120 overall. The 83 overall minimum, taking out the 26 point minimum for the speaking, represents just a 47.5% correct answer rate for the reading, writing, and listening sections, far below the 67% of the IELTS. The speaking module of the TOEFL-iBT minimum is 26, which is 87% of the possible 30. This is a higher rate than that of the IELTS, but considering that the TOEFL-iBT has reduced the number of questions to only six, and the fact that they have integrated them into the entire test should ease the problems that plagued those that took the old TSE.
Our recommendations regarding healthcare and other professionals needing to pass an English proficiency test remain essentially the same. We encourage all to take the sample tests offered by both the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the British Council.
If those tests are not readily available we can furnish a fine evaluation test for FREE. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a PDF file with our fine evaluation test on it. We strongly recommend that those who score at 75% or higher be scheduled for the IELTS. For those who score lower than 75% we recommend the TOEFL-iBT