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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...

2014-06-18 16:24:47

Business Travelers to Benefit from Increased Safety, Productivity and the Ability to Effectively Communicate when Traveling Abroad DENVER, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Travel, a leading provider of travel management services in the U.S., today announced its new partnership with TripLingo, a mobile application that helps travelers to better manage and navigate language and cultural barriers when traveling abroad. TripLingo makes it easy and enjoyable for travelers to learn...

2014-04-15 08:38:00

Test prep materials and practice exam will be cloud-based and available for both computer and mobile delivery PRINCETON, N.J., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help HiSET® candidates better prepare for their high school equivalency exams, Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Aztec Software Inc. are releasing an official cloud-based practice test along with accompanying test preparation software. The new materials will be available for delivery on both computer and...

2012-01-31 09:12:57

New research suggests that major growth in the travel, leisure and tourism industry in the coming century may be possible as more people begin to define recreation as a learning and educational opportunity — a way to explore new ideas and cultures, art, science and history. Some of this is already happening, although the expansion of tourism in much of the 20th century was often focused on amusement parks and tropical resorts — not that there´s anything wrong with them....

2011-08-11 08:00:00

World leader in plagiarism prevention software adds ETS e-rater® technology to improve students' grammar, style, usage, mechanics and spelling OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- iParadigms, creators of Turnitin®, iThenticate® and WriteCheck®, and the leader in originality checking and plagiarism prevention, today announced it has added grammar checking to its popular WriteCheck service, which...


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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