March 23, 2020
ETS, a global leader in educational measurement and learning solutions, announced today the introduction of an at-home testing solution for the TOEFL iBT® test and GRE® General Test, for test takers who have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Testing will be conducted through the use of live human remote proctoring serviced by ProctorU®, the leading proctoring solution for online testing. Students can take the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition test beginning on Thursday, March 26, and GRE General Test at-home testing will begin on Friday, March 27.
February 13, 2020
Beginning February 15, students worldwide can view TOEFL iBT® Reading and Listening section scores on screen immediately upon conclusion of the test. These unofficial scores can be used by students as an early performance indicator and can help them make well-informed decisions — such as reporting their scores at the end of the test — based on this performance.
January 21, 2020
In support of ETS’s commitment to fairness and equity in assessment and learning, the organization announced today that it has launched a new research methodologies institute to investigate issues that affect inequality in educational outcomes, including poverty, structural stigma, and inequities in educational resources.
January 7, 2020
ETS and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund® (TMCF) are joining forces to bolster opportunities for extraordinary students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Beginning in the 2020–2021 academic year, TMCF will administer the prestigious ETS Presidential Scholarship, using its unparalleled presence within the HBCU community to create greater awareness about this tremendous scholarship opportunity for eligible students.
December 11, 2019
Themed “Continuous Innovation, Shared Prosperity,” the second China TOEFL® Annual Conference was successfully held in Beijing by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The National Education Examinations Authority (NEEA) and ETS jointly hosted a press conference in the morning to announce the official mapping of TOEFL iBT® test scores on the language proficiency levels and the China’s Standards of English (CSE).
November 18, 2019
Princeton, N.J. (Nov. 18, 2019) – In America’s classrooms, children are struggling with the kinds of basic reading and comprehension skills needed for learning in order to advance in the workforce and navigate today’s society, including making critical decisions affecting one’s health and financial situation. This is evidenced by results released at the end of October for the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the “Nation’s Report Card,” which show that two out of three students score below proficient in both fourth- and eighth-grade reading.
November 5, 2019
As ETS looks to make a marked impact on the future of innovative assessment, ETS President and CEO Walt MacDonald has named Andreas Oranje Vice President of Assessment and Learning Technology Development, a new position at the organization, created with the intention to reimagine how assessments should be developed to best serve today’s learners.
October 23, 2019
Princeton, N.J. (October 23, 2019) – Available now, students worldwide can download the TOEFL® official app through the Apple App Store® or Google Play™. The app will offer similar features to students’ online accounts. Coinciding with the new mobile app, the TOEFL program will now deliver scores faster than ever before.
September 4, 2019
Princeton, N.J. (September 4, 2019) — As part of a continuous effort to enhance the TOEFL iBT® test experience for students and its value to institutions worldwide, students can now take advantage of more flexible testing options, including an increase in the number of test session offerings and a shorter turnaround time for retesting, if necessary.
July 23, 2019
At a time when school systems across the country are struggling with teacher shortages and a need to broaden diversity within the profession, Khan Academy and ETS are proud to introduce Khan Academy Official Praxis® Core Prep, a free, first-of-its-kind preparation resource for aspiring teachers.