The purpose of the TOEFL® is to evaluate a non-native English speaker's proficiency in the
English language. Almost one million students every year from 180 countries register to
take the TOEFL®: the majority of universities and colleges in North America as well as in
other English-speaking countries require official TOEFL® score reports for admission. The
test is also used by institutions in other countries where English is the language of
instruction. In addition, government agencies, scholarship programs and licensing /
certification agencies use TOEFL® scores to evaluate English proficiency. An acceptable
score depends on the particular institution or agency involved....