Well, ETS released a few more details about the TOEFL Essentials Test to score users (universities, mostly). They are:
- Section scores will be from 1 to 12 points. The overall score will also be reported on a 1 to 12 scale. It will be the average of the section scores.
- The vocabulary and sentence construction stuff will be reported separately from the overall score. Those will be called “foundational skills” and will be reported as a percentile rank.
- The test will cost $100 to $120, depending on the country (yes, there will be a different price for each country)
- Available in China? Unclear.
- Official Test prep will be available in May 2021. It will all be online. No book will be printed.
- When the test launches in August it will be available one day per week. But it will ramp up and later be available three days per week.
- Students will get scores after six days. Institutions will get scores at the same time.
- The test will be only be taken online. It will not be offered at test centers.