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1 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners Test-Taker Experience

2 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners What Test Takers Need to Bring to the Test Center Test takers must have acceptable and valid ID with their name, signature and photograph to be admitted to a test center – ID requirements are strictly enforced Test takers must have the names of schools where they would like to send their scores The following items are not allowed in the testing room: – Food, drinks and tobacco – Cell phones, smartphones (e.g., Android TM, BlackBerry®, iPhone devices), PDAs and other electronic or photographic devices – Personal items other than identification documents 2

3 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners Before the Start of the Test Photograph taken Handwriting sample collected Test takers receive a supply of scratch paper – Test takers are able to replenish their supply of scratch paper, as necessary, throughout the entire test administration – Scratch paper may not be taken from the test center Testing room has proctors and electronic surveillance 3

4 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners Before the Start of the Test (continued) Test takers read screens that contain the following information: – Test Center Regulations – Confidentiality Agreement – Timing, Break and Test Information – Repeater Policy Test takers are asked to respond to two background information questions – Educational status – Intended graduate major – The remainder of the background information questions are asked during test registration 4

5 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners The Timed Test For each test section, the first screen that is presented contains the general directions for that section Following the general directions, the test questions are presented The test taker can review the general directions at any time during the test by clicking on the “Help” button 5

6 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners

7 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners The Timed Test (continued) During the timed test, test takers may work only on one section at a time and only for the time allowed In any timed section, test takers may: – Skip questions that they have difficulty answering and come back to them later before they exit the section – Review questions they have already answered and change their answers before they exit the section – Navigate forward and backward freely, at their discretion Once a test taker has completed a section, they may not go back to it 7

8 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners The Help Feature The “Help” button allows the test taker to review the – Question directions – Section directions – General directions – Testing tools (such as how to navigate through the test, exit a section, etc.) 8

9 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners

10 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners

11 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners Mark and Review Features “Mark” button – Allows test takers to mark questions they would like to come back to later during the time provided to work on that section “Review” button – Allows test takers to view a list of the test questions in the section. The list contains each question number in the section, whether the test taker has answered the question, and whether the test taker has marked the question for review 11

12 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners

13 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners

14 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners The On-Screen Calculator The “Calc” button accesses the on-screen calculator This button only appears during the Quantitative Reasoning sections Students cannot bring their own calculator into the test center 14

15 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners

16 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners

17 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners Breaks There is a 10-minute break after the third section, and a one- minute break between the other test sections Test takers might want to replenish their supply of scratch paper during each scheduled break Section timing will not stop if the test taker takes an unscheduled break, so they should proceed with their test without interruption once it begins 17

18 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners At the End of the Test When all of the test sections have been completed, test takers are asked if they would like to report or cancel their scores –Although they have the option to cancel their scores, they should consider very carefully before doing so because the score reporting choices available with the ScoreSelect SM option allow them to report only the scores they feel reflect their personal best If test takers cancel their scores, neither they nor any schools will ever see them, and the scores will not be part of their reportable history If test takers select to report their scores, they will view their unofficial Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores on the screen and the scores become a part of their reportable history – Test takers do not view their Analytical Writing scores at this time due to the essay scoring process 18

19 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners

20 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners At the End of the Test (continued) When viewing their scores, test takers can choose not to send their scores at this time or they can select either ScoreSelect SM option below for each of their four FREE score reports: – Most Recent option – Send scores from current test administration – All option – send scores from all test administrations in the last five years The ScoreSelect option lets test takers decide which GRE® scores from their reportable history to send to the institutions they designate. Test takers can send the scores that they feel reflect their personal best. There are other options for sending scores after test day 20

21 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners Test Takers Can Approach Test Day with More Confidence Test takers never need to send scores from a particular administration if they feel the scores don’t reflect their personal best. They always have the option to take the test again. Individuals can take the GRE® revised General Test once every 21 days, and up to 5 times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. Individuals taking the paper-based GRE revised General Test or a GRE® Subject Test, may take the tests as often as they are offered. 21

22 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE and SCORESELECT are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners Questions? 22


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