Available Worldwide: ETS Offers At-Home Solutions for TOEFL iBT® Test and GRE®
General Test Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
At-home tests provide a convenient, flexible and safe option for testing
while test centers are closed
ETS, a global leader in educational
measurement and learning solutions, announced today that the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition and GRE® General Test at-home solutions are now
available worldwide for test takers who have been affected by the coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic. The solutions were initially announced on March 23 and
were available in nine countries and administrative regions.
These solutions are now available
everywhere the computer-delivered TOEFL iBT test and GRE General Test are
normally available, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran. In Mainland
China, ETS is working closely with NEEA to accommodate test takers impacted by
test cancellations, including adding test dates once regular testing resumes.
ETS is working to offer at-home testing in Iran as soon as possible.
Testing is conducted through
artificial intelligence technology and the use of live human remote proctoring
serviced by ProctorU®, the leading proctoring solution for online
testing. These at-home testing solutions are identical in content, format,
on-screen experience, scoring and pricing as the TOEFL iBT test and GRE General
Test taken at a test center. Every test feature that students would expect in
the test center — such as the ability to preview, skip questions, review and
change answers on the GRE General Test, and the ability to view Reading and
Listening scores at the end of the TOEFL iBT test — is available to test takers
via these solutions.
Students have an opportunity to select
from numerous test times each week to find a time that is most conducive to
their schedules. Registration is currently open for test dates through June
2020. ETS will continue to assess the situation to determine whether additional
test dates will be added.
“It was imperative for us to create a
timely, flexible and reliable solution to allow students the opportunity to
take these tests, so that they can complete time-sensitive applications that
will allow them to continue on their educational journeys,” said Alberto
Acereda, Executive Director of the Global Higher Education Division at ETS.
“Test takers can expect the same valid and reliable tests that are administered
in test centers from the comfort of home.”
ETS is taking every precaution to
ensure that the tests students will take from home
meet the highest standards for validity, reliability and
security. These tests employ multiple
best-in-class security measures that use both real-time
human monitoring and artificial intelligence technology.
“We understand the challenges that our
test takers are facing worldwide and are pleased to now offer an option to
safely test at home without compromising the integrity of our tests,” said
Srikant Gopal, Executive Director of the TOEFL® Program.
“ETS prides itself on its test security measures, and this solution is
consistent with those self-imposed high standards, which are relied upon by
institutions around the world who trust that these tests provide an accurate
picture of an applicant’s abilities.”
To register for a TOEFL iBT Special
Home Edition test, students can sign in or create an ETS account by visiting www.ets.org/mytoefl, and to register for the at-home
option for the GRE General Test, students can sign in or create an ETS account
by visiting www.ets.org/mygre. Once logged in, students can select
and pay for their test, and upon doing so will receive an email from ProctorU
with instructions on how to schedule their test date and time.
For a full explanation of the
registration process, visit www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/ for the TOEFL iBT test and www.ets.org/s/cv/gre/at-home/ for the GRE General Test.