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Does anyone know what the minimum acceptable score for the Duolingo English Test is in order to apply for The Fletcher School-Tufts University? FYI, in their website, they show the minimum scores for TOEFL and IELTS: TOEFL: 100 (with sub-scores of 25 on each section) IELTS: 7.0 (with sub-scores of 7 on each section) In addition, there is extra information too: students who have achieved C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency on the Cambridge English Assessment can also have the English testing requirement waived.
I'm a bit torn between choosing among these English exams: MELAB, CAEL, TOEFL, and IELTS. The motivation behind my question is to find out which one is, loosely speaking, comparatively easier or more standard than the others? Well First, I've heard there is some scaling applied to TOEFL and IELTS exams based on your range of exam-takers due to an usually fixed mean of scores. They allegedly curve the scores, so that it seems consistent with exams taken at different times of year, and the period when the applications are completed and sent (months before their deadlines), taking the exam among other applicants may be a minus. I personally do not know how much of these are actually true (to me it seems extremely unlikely that it has not been considered by the statisticians working at those test organizations). Second, I am not familiar with first two, and I think if I can get a better result. It's not always a matter of preference, as I can tell that IELTS is easier to get a good score at I think than TOEFL. So what's your two cents worth?