By Cho Choong-yeon
A famous SAT teacher in Korea was caught illegally discussing what was on the exam. He used the time difference between the United States and other countries to tell his students what will be on the test.
As students talked after the test, some of them, without noticing, told others that they had known what was going to be on the exam.
Since SAT scores are based on percentages, the other students felt this was unfair and reported the incident to the College Board. ...
MBA Candidates Obtain Latest Information about the GRE® and TOEFL® Tests at Upcoming Fairs throughout Europe
Paris, France (September 29, 2011) —
Educational Testing Service (ETS), creator of the GRE® revised General Test and the TOEFL® test, will participate at the upcoming QS World MBA student fairs in Paris, Milan, Madrid, Istanbul, Frankfurt and London. Students will be able to speak with ETS representatives to learn the latest information regarding the two prominent assessments used to gain admission into business schools globally. MBA candidates also will have the opportunity to receive ...
As if the rising cost of education was not bad enough, the rupee hitting a two-year low against the US dollar will leave Indian students abroad poorer by anywhere between Rs50,000 (US$1,000) and Rs100,000, especially for those who delayed paying their fees to foreign universities last July, write Vinay Umarji and Swati Garg for the Business Standard.
It is estimated that around 8% to 10% of Indian students going to the US end up paying their fees late. Students planning for next year's ...
Latest Information for Students Regarding the TOEFL® and GRE® Tests: Two Key Components for a Strong Application
Princeton, N.J. (September 15, 2011) —
Representatives of Educational Testing Service (ETS), creator of the TOEFL® test and the GRE® revised General Test, will participate at upcoming Institute of International Education (IIE) U.S. Higher Education Fairs in Japan, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. Students will be able to speak with representatives to learn the latest information on the two leading assessments and how to obtain free resources and study tools.
"At ETS we are ...
Scoring system operator to be picked
By Na Jeong-ju
The government will choose a developer for the computerized scoring system this year for the National English Ability Test (NEAT), a state-administered proficiency exam scheduled to be implemented in 2012, officials said Wednesday.
The country is seeking to replace popular tests, such as TOEIC, with NEAT as a key reference for schools and enterprises in the long term amid concerns over growing costs for taking foreign language tests.
“The bidding for ...
It's known that Indian students beat their foreign counterparts in Maths and Science. But here's a stunning finding: even students whose mother tongue is an Indian language fare better in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (Toefl) than those whose native language is English. An analysis by the ETS which conducts Toefl (Test of English as a Foreign Language) has showed that candidates whose mother tongue is an Indian language fared much better than those whose native language was ...
PTE Academic expected to help boost development of real language skills
By Yun Suh-young
A new type of English test is expected to stir up English learners in Korea in the years to come.
PTE Academic, created 18 months ago by Pearson Education, is a test similar to existing English proficiency tests but with several unique features.
The test boasts of its strengths in speed of results, flexible test dates and fully automatic scoring process. It is an officially certified ...
Princeton, N.J. (July 12, 2011) —
At a press conference this afternoon in Beijing, Educational Testing Service (ETS) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Walt MacDonald announced the 128 ETS Scholarship winners for 2011. This is the second year ETS offers scholarship program in China.
The ETS Scholarship Program recognizes academic excellence by TOEFL®, TOEIC®, and TOEIC Bridge™ test takers from China.
Forty-eight TOEFL scholarships valued at ...
Princeton, N.J. (June 29, 2011) —
Based on expressed interest from TOEFL® test takers in Australia, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has announced a new toll-free customer support center, available at 1-800-919-622, to serve students preparing for the test in that country.
The Australian TOEFL Customer Support Center offers guidance and timely information for students regarding the TOEFL test. Assistance is available for students in identifying test preparation materials, locating ...
Students from around the world who wish to study in Australia can now use their TOEFL test scores as part of their visa application as announced by Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
"I am very pleased the TOEFL test has been chosen as one of the new English test providers and I am confident they will provide a valuable service to student visa applicants," said the Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship. Mr Bowen said he expected two ...