Below is an important update from ETS. (posted at http://www.ets.org/toefl/important_update/ibt_repeat_policy?WT.ac=toeflhome_ibtpolicy_121214)
“Beginning in January 2013, there will be a change in the Repeat Policy for the TOEFL iBT® test. Test takers can still take the test as many times as they wish, but only once within a 21-day period. If a test taker has an existing test appointment, he or she cannot register for another test date that is within 21 days of the existing appointment.”
Please be reminded of the above change.
I don’t think this is a critical change or anything for most test-takers, for who takes a test, wondering when to take the next test? Nobody wants to give it another try.
The longer, the better, I even argue. It is almost impossible to see a sharp rising curve on your test score. Not until there is a noticeable change in your ability to use English will the score get significantly better. What matters is not how many times you take the test, but how much change you can cause between tests. I understand every test-taker has realized this.
I personally feel glad to know the change in their repeat policy. How much money have you “donated” to ETS ;-)? Let’s put it this way. You will need to change your attitude toward the TOEFL.
It is not the test through which you can acquire things.
You need to cram more than you feel necessary in order to display only a fraction of it in the actual test. Maybe we should be glad to be provided with plenty of time to do that.