SOURCE: ETS

September 15, 2011 20:00 ET

Latest Information for Students Regarding the TOEFL® and GRE® Tests: Two Key Components for a Strong Application

ETS Participates in IIE U.S. Higher Education Fairs in Asia Beginning September 17, 2011

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - Sep 15, 2011) - Representatives of Educational Testing Service (ETS), creator of the TOEFL® test and the GRE® revised General Test, will participate at upcoming Institute of International Education (IIE) U.S. Higher Education Fairs in Japan, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. Students will be able to speak with representatives to learn the latest information on the two leading assessments and how to obtain free resources and study tools.

"At ETS we are committed to helping students in Asia achieve their educational goals, and being informed about application requirements is an important first step," says David Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ETS's Higher Education Division. "We are excited to have the opportunity to talk to students directly and answer their questions about our testing programs."

The TOEFL test and the GRE revised General Test are the two most widely accepted assessments used for admission into higher education. Together, the GRE and the TOEFL tests are two important pieces of a university application for study abroad.

The TOEFL test measures the ability of nonnative English speakers to use and understand English in a university setting at both undergraduate and graduate levels. It provides a fair and objective assessment of a student's ability to listen, read, write and speak in an academic environment.

The GRE revised General Test, which features new changes introduced in August of this year, measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills needed for success in today's demanding graduate and business school programs. With a new test-taker friendly design and new question types, the GRE revised General Test reflects the kind of thinking students will do in school and shows their readiness for graduate-level studies.

ETS representatives will be attending the IIE U.S. Higher Education Fairs in all of the following locations:

September 17: Tokyo, Japan
September 21: Shanghai, China
September 22: Nanjing, China
September 25: Hong Kong, China
September 28: Hanoi, Vietnam
September 29: Danang, Vietnam
October 1: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
October 5: Jakarta, Indonesia
October 9: Bangkok, Thailand

More information regarding the TOEFL test, including sample test questions, study tips and registration, is available at www.TOEFLgoanywhere.org. More information regarding the GRE revised General Test, including free test prep material and sample questions, is available at www.takethegre.com.

A complete listing of upcoming events is available at the ETS Student Fairs Website.

About ETS
At 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 as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually -- including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments -- in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

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