SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

Educational Testing Service

March 31, 2010 11:29 ET

Easing Praxis™ Test-Taker Anxiety Focus of New Video

What to Expect When Visiting Prometric® Test Centers

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) - Educational Testing Service today released a new video, "Welcome to Your Computerized Praxis™ Testing Experience," which provides test takers with a preview of what to expect when visiting a Prometric® Testing Center to take Praxis I ®: Pre-Professional Skills Tests.

The seven-minute virtual tour reviews identification requirements, the registration process, security procedures, score reporting and the check-out process. Moreover, test takers can see how the exam administration actually begins, including initial prompts, background questions and a tutorial with instructions and question types.

"We understand that test takers may have questions prior to their test administration and that this uncertainty can lead to some anxiety," says Linda Tyler, ETS Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Teacher Licensure and Certification. "ETS is striving to support teacher candidates. This video is another step we've taken to help create a stress-free testing experience."

Candidates can choose to take Praxis I Reading, Mathematics and Writing assessments as single tests or as a combined test available in a single testing session with an optional 15-minute break.

For additional questions about the Praxis assessments, test registration, what to expect when visiting a Prometric Testing Center or to locate your nearest Prometric Testing Center please visit www.ets.org/praxis and www.prometric.com.

In related news, ETS recently launched an innovative test preparation tool to help teacher candidates prepare for a Praxis Elementary Education test used for teacher licensure in 26 states and territories. The Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Interactive Practice Test is a new, first-of-its-kind practice test that allows candidates to simulate an online testing experience with a fully interactive, retired practice test for the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Test (code 0014). ETS plans to release more interactive practice tests for additional Praxis titles based on test-taker feedback. The next interactive practice test will be available later this summer.

For additional Praxis test preparation materials please visit the ETS Store.

About ETS
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English-language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually -- including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® test and The Praxis Series™ assessments -- in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

About Prometric
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the recognized global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services. Its comprehensive suite of services, including test development, test delivery and data management capabilities, allows clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers more than nine million tests a year on behalf of approximately 400 clients in the academic, professional, healthcare, government, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 10,000 test centers in 163 countries. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.

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