Redesigned TOEIC Bridge Tests Continue Worldwide Rollout

After a successful launch and administrations of the redesigned four-skills TOEIC Bridge (R) tests in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, ETS continues to roll-out the new suite of TOEIC Bridge assessments worldwide.

ETS’s comprehensive suite of redesigned TOEIC Bridge tests provide score users and test takers with an objective and effective tool to measure and understand an individual’s basic-to-intermediate English-language proficiency.

The redesigned TOEIC Bridge tests focus on an individual’s basic- to intermediate-level English proficiency by reliably assessing all four communication skills – listening, reading, speaking and writing – in everyday life and common workplace scenarios that reflect modern language uses and communication methods. The suite provides performance feedback to enable more effective teaching that in turn helps test takers progress on the path to advanced English-language proficiency. In addition, score users will experience greater flexibility and convenience as skills can now be combined into complementary modules to suit their specific needs.

“Our recent and successful administrations of the TOEIC Bridge Listening and Reading tests, and Speaking and Writing tests, are demonstrative of our commitment to provide high-quality assessments for foundational level English-language learners,” said Dr. Feng Yu, Executive Director of the TOEIC (R) program at ETS. “The redesigned TOEIC Bridge tests were developed using the same rigor and quality control that make the TOEIC program the trusted global standard for measuring English-language proficiency in the workplace.”

The redesigned TOEIC Bridge tests’ performance feedback allows score users to effectively measure an individual’s everyday English communication skills. For example, score users can confidently use the scores and information from the tests to:

— Place individuals in the appropriate English-language learning course

for their skill level

— Screen and place individuals in employment positions that require basic

to intermediate everyday communication skills

— Evaluate the effectiveness of beginning-level training programs

Individuals can build their foundational skills and prepare to progress toward more advanced English-language proficiency. Among other capabilities, score users can also use TOEIC Bridge scores and information to:

— Identify test takers’ relative strengths and weaknesses with respect to

different language skills

— Track or benchmark an individual’s development or improvement over time

in order to monitor growth in language skills or overall proficiency

— Determine readiness for more advanced English-language instruction and


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