ETS and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Collaborate to Expand Opportunities for HBCU Students through the Presidential Scholarship Program

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.

China TOEFL® 2019 Annual Conference Held in Beijing

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).

Reading and Comprehension Keys to Success in Addressing Today’s Skills Gap

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.

Andreas Oranje Named Vice President of Assessment and Learning Technology Development at ETS

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.

TOEFL® Program Launches TOEFL® Official App & Cuts Score Reporting Time to Just Six Days

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.

The TOEFL® Test Experience Keeps Getting Better: Afternoon Testing Sessions Now Open Worldwide

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.

Free Prep Now Available for Aspiring Teachers

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.

Redesigned TOEIC Bridge® Tests Continue Worldwide Rollout

July 12, 2019

After a successful launch and administrations of the redesigned four-skills TOEIC Bridge ® tests in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, ETS continues to roll-out the new suite of TOEIC Bridge assessments worldwide.

New Edtech Accelerator from ETS and LearnLaunch Accelerator

June 27, 2019

After a successful year collaborating with LearnLaunch as an investor, ETS is leveraging lessons learned and $2 million in investment capital to support education start-ups through a sponsored accelerator.

GRE® Program Increases Support for Test Takers with Financial Need

June 19, 2019

The GRE® Program is making three exciting changes to its GRE® Fee Reduction Program beginning July 1, 2019. ETS provides the GRE Fee Reduction Program to help ensure that the cost of taking a GRE test is not a barrier to graduate study.