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johndoe
08-30-2002, 03:40 PM
Hello everybody!

I just finished my TOEFL test and I'm somewhat startled about my structure score. The computer showed: "13 - 29"

Shouldn't it be "13 - 28"?

Maybe someone can help me out with this issue.

Thanx

harbinger
08-30-2002, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by johndoe

Hello everybody!

I just finished my TOEFL test and I'm somewhat startled about my structure score. The computer showed: "13 - 29"

Shouldn't it be "13 - 28"?

Maybe someone can help me out with this issue.

Thanx



I don't know how to calculate score for each part of a Toefl exam.
I also have just finished TEst2 of PowerPrep. My score for the structure part is 12-29.

Would any one tell me the rule to calculate the score, thanks

Harbinger

Vaya
08-30-2002, 07:13 PM
Oh...

I don't know the rules, but I know that often you don't get a round score (you get something like this: 8.523647...). In this case a computers approximate your score and you get sometimes srange scores...

But jonhdoe, do you know that the score range for structure section can be only 13-30, not 15-30?

HTH! Renata

johndoe
08-31-2002, 06:43 AM
Hi Renata!

Do you tell me that the maximum score I can get for structure is 13 and the maximum I can get for the essay is 17?
Until now I have thought that the 30 credits in this section are devided evenly between structure questions and the essay and thus thought it should be 15-30 at best.

Vaya
08-31-2002, 06:59 AM
Yes, johndoe, you undestood my point. You can get only 13 from structure...

Renata

johndoe
08-31-2002, 12:50 PM
Great, so I acctually did quite well there ;-)
Before you told me that, I had thought, that I was pretty bad, getting only 13 out of 15.

I feel much better now, thx.

Erin
09-03-2002, 08:50 PM
I think the only person who really knows the scoring algorithm is the actual person who came up with it. I remember talking on the phone with a researcher at TOEFL, and she didn't even know. She wasn't even sure of who would know.

In short, johndoe, your scores are normal, don't worry. :)

shyam29
03-08-2006, 06:09 AM
Hi
I have read in many books including barrons and kaplan.. that the essay and structure sections form the toefl structure/writing section evenly.. that means both the seciton hv a share of 50-50.. then how could it be something like 13-30.. i think they assume that if your structure score is low then u will probably do more mistakes in ur essay.. i don't know it is so or not but it may be true..