Vowels

Modified on Fri, 30 Sep 2022 at 09:59 AM

DimensionModelConstructImpact on OverallDefinition
Vowels
DeliveryFluencyStrongVowel durations compared to standard native speech.


Responses with a higher Vowels score (i.e. more "natural" pronunciation) correlate strongly with high TOEFL Speaking scores.



Overall Score

  • Good: 26-30
  • Fair: 18-25
  • Limited: 10-17
  • Weak: 0-9


What this chart tells us


For the Vowels dimension, there is a strong relationship between vowel sounds in your response and your overall TOEFL Speaking score. To earn a high overall TOEFL Speaking score, you probably need to produce fewer unnatural (i.e. mispronounced) sounds than most other test takers.


  • the Vowels score for this response is 45 (i.e. it scored in the 45th percentile)
  • 55% of all responses scored higher; 45% of all responses scored lower
  • responses with a Vowels score of 45 are consistent with an overall TOEFL Speaking score in the Fair range
  • responses with a Vowels score between 59 and 77 scored in the Fair and the High ranges (i.e. where the blue/green bars overlap)
  • the Impact of this dimension is 3/4, meaning there is a strong correlation between Vowels and your overall TOEFL Speaking score

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