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2014-08-25 08:25:09

Never-before-published real test questions provide more in-depth practice to help prospective graduate and business school students PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to requests from test takers, educators, and advisors for additional GRE(®) test preparation materials, the GRE Program has unveiled new practice questions for the GRE?(®) revised General Test to help students do their best on test day....

2014-08-14 16:24:50

Second annual report highlights widespread use of TOEIC® test to measure English proficiency in the workplace PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS) is releasing the second annual report on TOEIC(®) test takers worldwide for the TOEIC(®) Listening and Reading (L&R) assessment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120110/DC33419LOGO The TOEIC(®) Listening and Reading Report on Test Takers Worldwide is based on the information...

2014-08-05 12:25:59

Over 900 raters scored 60,000 hours of video footage from classroom observations PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research scientists from Educational Testing Service (ETS) co-authored six of the 16 chapters in a new book from the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, which was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Much of their work centered on developing systems for training raters to evaluate teacher performances in order to avoid subjectivity...

2014-08-05 08:41:51

Joins growing number of states offering the affordable, accessible alternative to the GED® test PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To expand access to high school equivalency testing, the California State Board of Education has approved Educational Testing Service's (ETS) HiSET® program as an affordable alternative to the GED® test. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120110/DC33419LOGO California is the 12th state to choose the HiSET program, which offers computer-...

2014-07-10 08:32:01

PRINCETON, N.J., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Videos of interviews and presentations from some of the world's leading experts in large-scale international assessment and research are now available online from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The featured videos were recorded during the PIAAC Invitational Research Conference. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120110/DC33419LOGO The conference took place in Washington, D.C., last November, and attracted over 200...

2014-07-08 08:37:17

Website offers formative assessment resource materials and guidelines. PRINCETON, N.J., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers and assessment specialists at Educational Testing Service (ETS), has launched a website to provide resources for teachers and practitioners to use for formative assessment purposes in their classrooms. These resources are designed to target and lead to improved academic reading skills for English learners (EL) at the middle school...

2014-06-09 16:23:34

PRINCETON, N.J., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-three members of ETS's Research & Development (R&D) division plus 25 distinguished contributors from the United States, Canada and Europe have authored a new book on the design, use and challenges of computerized multistage testing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120110/DC33419LOGO Computerized Multistage Testing: Theory and Applications, recently published by Chapman & Hall/CRC, is edited by ETS's Duanli Yan,...

2014-05-08 08:32:05

Patent pending for new global test security measure for the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests PRINCETON, N.J., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ETS today announced that a major new security enhancement, designed to reinforce the position of the company's TOEFL(®) Program as one of the most secure English-language tests in the world, has been rolled out worldwide. Biometric voice identification, one of the most significant advances in security in the testing sector in many years, was...

2014-05-02 12:24:55

PRINCETON, N.J., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from Educational Testing Service (ETS) worked with GlassLab and collaborators including NASA and the National Writing Project to develop Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy, a new tablet-based educational game for grades 6-8. The game scenario takes place on Mars in 2054, where students have to develop and defend arguments on social policy in the first city on the Red Planet....

2014-04-29 08:47:11

PRINCETON, N.J., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the 2012-13 testing year, more MBA applicants than ever before chose the GRE(®) revised General Test to meet admission requirements. Nearly 10 percent of individuals who took one of the two leading business school admission tests and indicated MBA as their intended degree objective, opted for the GRE revised General Test.* http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120110/DC33419LOGO A further analysis of GRE test-taker...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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