ETS Europe organises benchmarking workshops: Benchmarking TOEIC® and TOEFL® tests to the Common European Framework of Reference
ETSconducted the second series of workshops to benchmark TOEFL® and TOEIC® testscores to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) in Berlin, Germanybetween the 10th and 21stof October.
The ETSEurope German and Belgian teams worked together to organise the programme,bringing together 45 panellists from across Europe, including EFL teachers, policymakers, assessment researchers and educational consultants. The workshops wereled by two psychometricians from Princeton ...
Please click here to view Dr Bennett's presentation given at the ETS Europe Breakfast Seminar on 2nd November.
ETS President Kurt Landgraf is being honored for his accomplishments in the field of education and for his impact in serving diverse segments of New Jersey. The award will be presented by the Five Sector Alliance at its annual banquet on Nov. 2, 2006, in Livingston, N.J.
The Five Sector Alliance was created by Christ Church in Montclair, N.J., with the purpose of galvanizing the expertise of select leaders from each of the sectors to make a lasting impact on society. The five sectors include ...
ETS Europe will organise a TOEFL iBT workshop in Milan, Italy on 1st of December 2006. The workshop will comprise:
Presentation of ETS Global BV and of the TOEFL Internet Based Test
• TOEFL IBT overview
• The new test format and sections
Information about how to become a TOEFL IBT Certified Test Administration Site (CTAS)
• The advantages of being part of the ETS Global BV network
• Technical and personnel requirements to administer the TOEFL ...
ETS announced today that it has successfully launched its CriterionSM Online Writing Evaluation v6.2, introducing enhanced user features and feedback analysis, as well as upgrades to the e-rater® scoring engine, the technology upon which the service is based.
The Criterion service, part of ETS's System 5TM suite of K-12 products and services, is an online learning tool that uses automated scoring technologies to evaluate student essays. More than half a million elementary, middle and ...
ETS to conduct benchmarking workshops: TOEFL® and TOEIC® Scores will be benchmarked to the Common European Framework Levels
Defining test scores using the CEF language-ability profiles
ETS announced today that it will conduct a series of workshops, between the 10th and 21st of October 2006, to benchmark TOEFL® and TOEIC® scores to the Common European Framework. This workshop will be held in Berlin, Germany and will count 50 participants (language teachers, policy makers and assessment researchers) from across Europe.
ETS carried out a similar workshop in 2004, but a second such workshop was considered ...
Quick Takes: Court Says Emeritus Status Has Little Value, Utes Waiting on Funds, Desire2Learn Fires Back, Manifesto Against Radical Islam, TOEFL Frustrations, 2 Student Papers Criticized for Jesus Images, Senator's Fake Job, Lasker Awards, Katrina Grants
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A federal appeals court has ruled that emeritus status (as defined at the Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York) has so little value that a retired professor can't sue over being denied the right to the title. In the case, a retired professor who owns property near the FIT campus, says that he was denied emeritus status because he criticized the institute's building plans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said that there was evidence that the denial ...
ETS EMEA announced today that Fiona Ellis has joined the organisation as Finance Director for the European, Middle East and African regions.
Ms. Ellis, a Chartered Accountant, has worked previously for KPMG and EMAP in the UK, and for IIR in The Netherlands, where she was handling and managing financial issues for numerous companies worldwide. Her last position was as European Financial Controller for NPD in France, a global marketing information company. Ms. Ellis has completed her ACA ...
Taking on TOEFL
For years, students from around the world have needed two things to be admitted and enroll at American colleges: a visa and an acceptable TOEFL score.
The latter -- the acronym stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language -- is about as high stakes as a high stakes test can be. Colleges claim not to have automatic cutoffs for the SAT or ACT, but many institutions have no hesitation about setting absolute minimum TOEFL scores. The reliability of TOEFL is also high stakes for colleges. ...
ETS Europe UK is delighted to announce that it will be attending the International Languages and Education UK Fair, which is being held in Brighton from 29th – 31st August 2006.
ETS Europe UK will be located at Stand 21, and all are welcome to visit to find out more about the company. The stand will be run by Tom Parker - if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact him on 07908 228970.
ETS Europe is committed to ETS objectives of promoting educational excellence and ...