May 28, 2020
As ETS continues to innovate and create the assessments and learning tools of tomorrow, the organization announced today that Kara McWilliams has been named General Manager of Research Laboratories within the organization’s Research & Development (R&D) division.
May 18, 2020
ETS announced the introduction of TOEFL ITP ® Plus for China, a temporary testing solution for Chinese test takers impacted by TOEFL iBT ® test cancellations in Mainland China stemming from COVID-19. TOEFL ITP Plus for China combines the TOEFL ITP test and an unscored video speaking interview provided by Vericant, an established, known provider of third-party interviews for higher education use.
May 14, 2020
ETS, a global leader in educational measurement and learning solutions, announced today the introduction of an at home testing solution for the Praxis ® tests. This option is available in addition to regular testing, which remains limited across the United States due to COVID-19 impacts. Teacher-candidates can begin registering for Praxis tests at home on Friday, May 15 for testing beginning Monday, May 18. The launch of the at home solution coincides with the reopening of select Prometric® testing centers that will offer limited seating capacity.
May 7, 2020
To further underscore ETS’s commitment to help improve literacy levels in the United States, the organization has launched Relay Reader™, a digital reading app built by research scientists in its Research & Development (R&D) division.
April 2, 2020
ETS, a global leader in educational measurement and learning solutions, announced today that the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition and GRE® General Test at-home solutions are now available worldwide for test takers who have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The solutions were initially announced on March 23 and were available in nine countries and administrative regions.
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).