SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

Educational Testing Service

September 03, 2009 08:00 ET

ETS Announces Quicker Reporting of TOEFL® Scores

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - September 3, 2009) - 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. Additional improvements in score reporting time are planned.

"Test takers requested faster score reporting and that's what we gave them," explains Teresa Sanchez-Lazer, Executive Director of Global Product Management at ETS. "We introduced efficiencies and cut one week off of the process. We tried it out earlier this year and it worked very well. We look forward to further improvements in the second phase of the project."

"Reporting scores more quickly helps test takers and universities in a very tangible way," says ETS Global Vice President and Chief Operating Officer David Hunt. "Scores get to universities sooner and test takers learn of admission decisions much quicker. It's easier and faster for everyone."

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.