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2014-07-29 20:24:47

Innovative admissions path shows 'You are more than a test score' PHILADELPHIA, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a bold move underscoring Temple University's commitment to access and diversity, President Neil D. Theobald today announced the "Temple Option," an admissions path for talented students who show great potential for success but don't perform well on standardized tests. Starting with applications for fall 2015, students may apply via the Temple Option without...

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...

2014-06-18 23:08:51

TestMax, the leader in comprehensive app-based standardized test prep courses including BarMax, LSATMax and SATMax, announces a special promotion for students preparing to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Effective immediately, TestMax is offering a thirty-day trial of the LSATMax course to students for just one dollar. LSATMax is a comprehensive app-based LSAT prep course created by Harvard Law Alumni. For this minimal sum, students will...

2014-06-16 09:30:16

Vanderbilt University Selecting graduate students in the fields of science and engineering based on an assessment of their character instead of relying almost entirely on their scores on a standardized test would significantly improve the quality of the students that are admitted and, at the same time, boost the participation of women and minorities in these key disciplines. That is the argument made in the essay "A test that fails" published in the June 12 issue of the journal Nature....

2014-06-16 08:33:11

New Program Enables Students to Guide Their Own Online Prep Experience NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Business school hopefuls looking to score well on the GMAT never have to watch another boring video lecture again. Manhattan Prep, the world's leading GMAT prep provider, today announced the launch of GMAT Interact(TM), the first on-demand GMAT prep platform that is truly interactive. GMAT Interact is a comprehensive, self-paced program that features 35+ lessons that are...

2014-06-12 08:28:51

PHILADELPHIA, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier to use Knewton technology to create next generation of digital course materials Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today a collaboration with Knewton [http://www.knewton.com ], a leading adaptive learning company. Starting with courses for nursing and health...

2014-06-10 23:16:17

Exam Elf is a new app that seeks to teach kids specific skills needed to perform better on exams, including standardized tests. The app is fully Common Core compliant. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 ZumFun, a NYC based educational startup, has launched their latest app, Exam Elf. Exam Elf teaches students the specific skills needed to perform better in exams in a fun game environment, without the cost of expensive test preparation classes. “We have found 12 key skills that are...

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...


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