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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...

2014-05-08 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...

2014-04-15 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...

2014-02-10 08:32:02

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a number of new and improved features, ETS has launched the latest version of its award winning Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation Service. The Criterion service is a web-based instructional tool that helps elementary, secondary and college-level students plan, write and revise essays. "The Criterion service is a valuable instructional tool that is used across the world by schools, universities and aspiring graduate...

2014-02-07 12:25:54

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assessments embedded in game-based formats are the current rage in education circles. But, how does one go about framing and designing such tests? That question and many others are answered in a new publication, Psychometric Considerations in Game-Based Assessment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC33419LOGO) This new white paper on game-based assessment design is the result of collaboration between five...

2014-02-05 08:35:59

Badges can now be earned, added and shared through Mozilla® Backpack PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As more students seek new types of learning opportunities, Educational Testing Service (ETS) is now offering electronic badges for students who demonstrate specific learning outcomes on the ETS® Proficiency Profile and iSkills(TM) assessments--and these badges can be added to a Mozilla Backpack to help test takers manage and share their accomplishments...

2014-01-28 08:36:52

ETS's Praxis(TM) Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT) Begins Field Testing PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to the need for a more meaningful assessment that can accurately measure a new teacher's knowledge and instructional capabilities within the classroom, Educational Testing Service (ETS), in collaboration with educators and state education officials across the country, is developing the Praxis(TM) Performance Assessment for Teachers...

2014-01-27 08:33:04

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS), creator of the TOEFL® test, announces the launch of the TOEFL® Primary(TM) tests. Designed specifically for students ages 8 and up, the tests measure the English communication skills and progress of students in English classes. The TOEFL Primary tests, the newest addition to the growing TOEFL Family of Assessments, launched its first two successful administrations in Brazil and Korea in 2013. The...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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