Keeping students on their educational journeys

By Walt MacDonald

The COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting effect on the education landscape as we all have had to adapt and act at an unprecedented pace. In just a few months, millions of students around the globe have been impacted by school closures, which has fast-tracked the need for remote learning across the board. And while innovation in education is critical, so too is ensuring that new technology closes the equity gap, not widens it.

With necessity being the mother of invention, circumstances have shed light not only on what we need to do, but what we can do as well. At ETS, we have leaned into our commitment to innovate by introducing remote-proctored testing solutions that enable individuals to take the GRE® General Test, TOEFL iBT® test, and certain Praxis® teacher licensure tests from their homes..

These solutions are, at heart, about helping students stay the course on their journeys to what’s possible. By taking steps to minimize the impact of testing delays on important admissions and licensure decisions, we are ensuring that they have access to educational and  professional opportunities even after the crisis has passed. Test takers can find up-to-date information about the options ETS is making available during this difficult time by visiting our COVID-19 information center on ets.org.

We at ETS take our role seriously in helping schools, students and businesses navigate and recover from this outbreak. We are here for you and look forward to working together to chart a course through these challenging times and beyond.