Educational Testing Service

August 04, 2009 09:00 ET

ETS Releases New and Improved Third Edition of "The Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test"

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) - Educational Testing Service, creator of the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language ™) test, has added a new full-length test to the hundreds of real test questions and essay topics in the latest edition of "The Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test."

"The Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test" is the only guide specially created by ETS -- the creator of the test. It shows test takers exactly what to expect on the test, reveals precisely how the test is scored, and offers two previously administered full-length tests to study for practice.

"We want test takers to do their very best on the TOEFL test," says Yuwei Li, Product Manager for "The Official Guide." "That's why we not only reveal actual test questions and give explanations of correct and incorrect answers, but also provide real raters' comments on sample responses to Speaking and Writing test questions. This is what test takers can expect from 'The Official Guide.'"

"The Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test, Third Edition," is available in both paper and eBook formats. Additional information on the guide is available at Three bilingual versions -- Chinese, Korean and Japanese -- are under development.

For more than 45 years the TOEFL test has been the world's most highly regarded academic English-language assessment, accepted at more than 7,000 institutions in over 130 countries. Developed with input from leading universities, it is the only test that measures English skills -- reading, writing, listening and speaking -- through integrated tasks, providing the most accurate assessment of English-language skills. It is also the largest globally deployed test of its kind administered on the Internet, making it conveniently available at more than 4,500 test centers around the world.

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.