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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...

2014-06-09 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,...

2014-06-05 23:11:13

CMU graduate launches breakthrough standardized test preparation course starting June 16. Students will learn 2000 vocabulary words and complete 14 practice exams over an intensive nine week period. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 mySchooler Academy (http://www.myschooleracademy.com) is launching its Summer 2014 SAT SuperPrep Course beginning Monday, June 16th, 2014. An educational consulting firm started by Carnegie Mellon University alum Jesse Lee, mySchooler Academy will run two,...

2014-05-29 23:09:56

BarMax students experience higher than average pass rates. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 TestMax, the leader in comprehensive app-based standardized test prep courses including BarMax, LSATMax and SATMax, continues to prove that students using TestMax products will increase their chances of success on these exams compared to students using other competitors in the test preparation industry. Statistically, each time a student fails the bar exam, his or her odds of passing...

2014-05-21 23:09:19

Shmoop delivers free Test Prep videos to students via email, allowing them to study quickly and rigorously. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 When it comes to cram time, students want their information—stat. With Shmoop’s Video Test Prep, students can study in quick bursts whenever they have a few minutes to spare. When a student registers, Shmoop will send them three videos a day, tailored to their SAT*, ACT*, or CAHSEE needs. Students can then watch the videos in the...

2014-05-15 23:15:12

Career Key’s new college major test helps students answer the question, “What should I major in” with confidence. Using this valid career test, youth and adults can make a close personality-major match research shows leads to success in college. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The new college major test from career guidance leader Career Key, http://www.careerkey.org, helps students answer the question, “What should I major in?” Using this valid career test, youth and...

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...

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...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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