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The TOEFL® Test Launches Online Speech Sample Service For Admissions Officers
24/09/09

origin: The TOEFL® Test Launches Online Speech Sample Service For Admissions Officers (http://www.ets.org)

This press release is also available in Chinese.
ETS (Educational Testing Service), creators of the TOEFL® test, has launched a new Online Speech Sample Service. The service allows admissions officials at the 7,000 TOEFL score-using institutions worldwide to hear an actual scored speech sample for any applicant submitting TOEFL Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT™) scores.
The speech sample is a 60-second audio clip taken from one of the four integrated tasks on the TOEFL iBT test, ...



Pearson Offers Competing Test in English as Second Language
08/09/09

origin: Pearson Offers Competing Test in English as Second Language (http://www.nytimes.com)

Pearson, the British publishing company, has developed a test for English as a second language, seeking to compete with two nonprofit groups that currently dominate that fast-growing market.
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The company plans to announce Tuesday that it will start selling the Pearson Test of English Academic in October.
It will compete with the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or Toefl, which is ...



Largest TOEFL® Administration Ever in China
03/09/09

origin: Largest TOEFL® Administration Ever in China (http://www.ets.org)

Educational Testing Service (ETS), creators of the TOEFL® test, announced today that the largest TOEFL® administration in the history of China will occur on September 12. More than 5,900 test takers are registered for this administration.
This historic test administration reflects the rapidly growing interest of students in taking the TOEFL for study at 7,000 universities abroad. This coincides with the announcement earlier this year by the National Education Examinations Authority (NEEA) ...



ETS Announces Quicker Reporting of TOEFL® Scores
03/09/09

origin: ETS Announces Quicker Reporting of TOEFL® Scores (http://www.ets.org)

Students, and the universities around the world to which they apply for admission, will receive their TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language™) test scores much more quickly, ETS officials announced today.
The time taken to report TOEFL scores on the Web has been reduced from three weeks to two weeks, and printed score reports will also arrive faster. The improved turnaround time is part of ETS’s ongoing efforts to improve the experience of test takers and score recipients. ...



US: Future of graduate education
05/07/09

origin: US: Future of graduate education (http://www.universityworldnews.com)

A 19-member commission of American corporate and university leaders has been formed to study how American graduate schools can best meet the challenges of the 21st century. The commission will focus on maintaining the pre-eminence of the schools in the face of rising global competition.
The commission wants to achieve a greater understanding of the political, demographic, socioeconomic, educational and financial trends that affect participation in graduate education.

"President Obama ...



Information about F1 Student Visa to USA
14/05/09

origin: Information about F1 Student Visa to USA (http://www.articlesbase.com)

ACADEMIC QUESTIONS:
1. How many universities did you apply to?
This is a very basic question, but linked to this is the second question that is shot at you.
2. How many admits or rejections you have received?
As explained in the above question, both of these are interlinked. Now if you applied to 4 were accepted in 1 and got 3 rejects. You don’t have to be Mr. TRUTH. So put it as applied to 4, got 1, awaiting 2, 1 reject or applied to 4, got 1, awaiting 3. (They will ...



Education Experts Discuss Next Generation of Reading Assessments
02/04/09

origin: Education Experts Discuss Next Generation of Reading Assessments (http://www.uk.toefl.eu)

ETS researchers recently addressed a gathering of education experts in Washington, D.C., as part of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Research Forum “Toward the Next Generation of Reading Assessment.” The seminar described experimental work that ETS has been conducting around new approaches to K–12 assessment.
The seminar featured presentations by Randy Elliot Bennett, Distinguished Research Scientist; Kathleen M. Sheehan, Principal Research Scientist; and Tenaha O’Reilly, ...



ETS Launches TOEFL® TV Channel on YouTube®
16/03/09

origin: ETS Launches TOEFL® TV Channel on YouTube® (http://www.ets.org)

English language learners looking to refine their skills before taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), have a new resource — TOEFL® TV, available now on YouTube (www.youtube.com/TOEFLtv). The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted, English-language assessment in the world, recognized by more than 6,000 colleges and universities in over 130 countries.
ETS officials announced the launch of TOEFL TV and indicated it was the official TOEFL channel on YouTube. The channel ...



ETS Research and Development Works to Revolutionise Assessment
24/02/09

origin: ETS Research and Development Works to Revolutionise Assessment (http://www.uk.toefl.eu)

Princeton, N.J. — When leading education, science, or policy publications write about educational innovation, researchers at Educational Testing Service (ETS) are frequently featured as leaders in the drive to revolutionise standardised testing.
In the last year, at least three major publications — from Education Sector, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the George Lucas Educational Foundation — have highlighted the groundbreaking work ETS research and ...



U. of Michigan Is Latest TOEFL Challenger
16/12/08

origin: U. of Michigan Is Latest TOEFL Challenger (http://www.insidehighered.com)

Not that long ago, a single test -- known as TOEFL -- was the key for foreign students seeking to enroll at colleges and universities in the United States. The Test of English as a Foreign Language, offered by the Educational Testing Service, is administered around one million times a year.
In recent years, however, TOEFL has had competition from IELTS (for International English Language Testing System), a British-based test initially used for admission to universities in the British ...