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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...

2014-05-02 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...

2014-04-09 08:33:53

Web-based documentary series spotlights the importance of English communication in international business PRINCETON, N.J., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The TOEIC Program recently launched Why English Matters, a new content-based website that seeks to build awareness and share information about the important role that English-language proficiency plays in the global economy. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit:...

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...

2014-02-05 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...


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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