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1 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 GRE® Test Preparation Workshop for Campus Educators

2 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 Prep Workshop Goals Improve student access to quality test prep through the efforts of Workshop alumni Part of the GRE® Program’s commitment to fairness and access Increase test validity, which goes up when we measure test- taker ability rather than test familiarity 2

3 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 GRE® Workshop Staff John Hawthorn Dawn Piacentino 3

4 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 Workshop Agenda Morning – Overview of the GRE® Program – Overview of the GRE® revised General Test – Preparing for the Verbal Reasoning Measure – Preparing for the Quantitative Reasoning Measure Afternoon – Test-Taker Experience – Preparing for the Analytical Writing Measure – Review of POWERPREP® II Software – Components of a GRE® Test Prep Workshop (Group Discussion) 4

5 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 Overview of the GRE® Program 5

6 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 Overview GRE® Testing Program Helpful Services for Test Takers GRE® Resources for Test Takers 6

7 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 Purpose of the GRE® Tests GRE® scores are used by graduate admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study The scores provide common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in the evaluation of grades and recommendations 7

8 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 Benefits of GRE® Test Scores Measure skills considered essential to graduate school success by faculty and graduate deans Provide the only common measures of these skills for comparing the qualifications of applicants with different educational and cultural backgrounds Furnish independent information to supplement the evaluation of grades and recommendations Offer a valid predictor of graduate school performance as confirmed by an independent study using 82,000 graduate students and over 1,700 studies containing validity data for GRE® tests 8

9 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 GRE® Testing Program Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology Biology Chemistry Literature in English Mathematics Physics Psychology I. GRE® revised General Test Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing II. GRE® Subject Tests III. ETS® Personal Potential Index Knowledge and Creativity Teamwork Communication Skills Resilience Planning and Organization Ethics and Integrity 9

10 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 History of the GRE® Program  1949 – GRE® Aptitude Test introduced (forerunner to General Test)  1952 – GRE® Advanced Tests introduced (forerunners to Subject Tests)  1985 – Analytical Reasoning Measure added to GRE® General Test  1992 – Computer-based version of the GRE General Test introduced  2002 – Analytical Writing measure replaced Analytical Reasoning measure in GRE General Test  2009 – ETS® Personal Potential Index introduced  2011 – GRE® revised General Test introduced 10

11 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 GRE® Tests at a Glance (for individuals testing in the United States) GRE® revised General TestGRE® Subject Tests Test FormatComputer-basedPaper-based Test DatesContinuousSept., Oct., April Test Fees$195$150 Test Length3 hrs., 45 min.2 hrs., 50 min. 11

12 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 GRE® revised General Test Advantage Study anywhere – Accepted by thousands of institutions worldwide for their graduate and business programs – More than 1,000 business schools accept it – Individuals can take one test to pursue both options Choose from many test locations – Available at about 700 locations worldwide Save money – Less expensive than other graduate admissions tests 12

13 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 GRE® revised General Test Advantage (continued) Use the Test-taker Friendly Features – Allow individuals to use more of their own personal test-taking strategies Decide which scores to send with the ScoreSelect SM option – Test takers can send the scores they feel reflect their personal best – Helps test takers approach test day with more confidence Get added value – Free test prep material and more – Access to the free GRE® Search Service – Registrants can send up to four free ETS® Personal Potential Index Evaluation Reports 13

14 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 Helpful Services for Test Takers 14

15 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 Helpful Services for Students GRE® Search Service GRE® Fee Reduction Programs ETS® Personal Potential Index (ETS® PPI) 15

16 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 GRE® Search Service Free to any prospective graduate or business school student who wishes to participate Individuals have the option of signing up when they register for a GRE® test They create a profile to help institutions find them more easily If an individual matches the recruitment profile of a participating institution, he or she may be sent information about graduate programs, admission requirements, financial aid opportunities and fellowships For more information, visit 16

17 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 GRE® Fee Reduction Programs Offered as a way to remove cost as a potential barrier to graduate study General Fee Reduction Programs – For those who can demonstrate financial need – For those who are unemployed Institutional Fee Reduction Programs – McNair Scholars – Gates Millennium – Project 1000 – GEM – PREP Information is available at 17

18 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 ETS® Personal Potential Index (ETS PPI) 18 An opportunity to learn more about a prospective applicant’s strengths Convenient, easy to use web-based tool Evaluators who a prospective applicant selects provide feedback about him or her on six attributes The unique information contained in the ETS® PPI Evaluation Report complements the information provided by GRE® scores and transcripts Free to institutions All GRE® revised General Test registrants can send four free ETS® PPI Evaluation Reports Focused on the six areas that graduate deans and faculty have identified as important for success in graduate study:  Knowledge and Creativity  Teamwork  Planning and Organization  Communication Skills  Resilience  Ethics and Integrity Focused on the six areas that graduate deans and faculty have identified as important for success in graduate study:  Knowledge and Creativity  Teamwork  Planning and Organization  Communication Skills  Resilience  Ethics and Integrity

19 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 Applicant selects evaluators 2.Evaluators rate applicant 3.ETS creates Evaluation Report 4.ETS sends Evaluation Report – Free to receiving institutions How the ETS® PPI Works 1. Applicant 2. Evaluator 3. ETS 4. Institution 19

20 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 ETS® PPI Evaluation Report Provides Great Insight 20 The ETS® PPI allows programs to compare applicants and identify those who are more likely to persist and succeed The Evaluation Report contains: Individual evaluator ratings Mean ratings Evaluator comments

21 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 ETS® PPI Can Help … Applicants: – Provide evidence of a broader range of capabilities – Request and track evaluations easily Faculty and Other Evaluators: – Consistently evaluate personal qualities that are critical for success in graduate and professional school – Share feedback quickly and easily with multiple institutions Graduate and Professional Schools: – Identify applicants who are more likely to persist and succeed – Increase the diversity of graduate programs 21

22 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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 official GRE® website (at provides in- depth explanations of the test and changes, policy information, test dates and locations, and more The official TaketheGRE.com website is an easy-to-use site created especially for test takers and includes quick summaries, helpful guidance and some tips on how to get started Prospective test takers can also visit our new GRE page on Facebook® to ask questions and interact with other test takers worldwide GRE® Resources For Prospective Test Takers 22

23 Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. ETS, the ETS logo, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. GRE, POWERPREP 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? 23


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