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September 01, 2005 09:00 ET

ETS Launches Redesigned Web Site to Better Serve Customers

PRINCETON, N.J.--(CCNMatthews - Sep 1, 2005) -

ETS today launched a redesigned Web site that dramatically improves the information and services available to the more than 26,000 people who visit ets.org each day, including teachers, parents, test takers and policymakers. Though the look and feel of the site are new, the Internet address remains the same, http://www.ets.org.

"The redesigned ets.org is an online platform that users throughout the world can tap into to advance their learning, prepare themselves or their students for an upcoming test, or broaden their understanding of educational assessments generally," says Scott Weaver, ETS's Chief Information Officer. "Our new Web site gives people the tools to get the information, products or services they need as efficiently, effectively and productively as possible."

The redesign affects everything from the site's graphic design and content mapping to its search-engine capabilities, which provide superior functionality to accommodate visitors' information needs.

Visitors can get information on such well-known assessments as the Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®); The Praxis Series™: Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers®; the Test of English as a Foreign Language™ (TOEFL®); and the Test of English for International Communication ™ (TOEIC®). Links are also provided to The College Board's popular SAT® and AP® programs.

Products featured on the home page of the new ets.org include the Criterion(SM) Online Writing Evaluation; the Pathwise® series of professional development programs for school leaders and teachers; and ScoreItNow!(SM), an online writing practice tool that can help individuals sharpen their writing skills and prepare for the writing section of the TOEFL® test.

"The new ets.org certainly improves our customers' online experience," says Weaver. "We've been listening to those who use the site and who have asked for an even better way of getting information about our products and services. With this redesign, if we've got it at ETS, you'll be able to get it on ets.org."

About ETS: ETS is a nonprofit institution with the mission to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services for all people worldwide. In serving individuals, educational institutions and government agencies around the world, ETS customizes solutions to meet the need for teacher professional development products and services, classroom and end-of-course assessments, and research-based teaching and learning tools. Founded in 1947, ETS today develops, administers and scores more than 24 million tests annually, in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. Additional information is available at www.ets.org.

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