GRE General Test at Home: A Secure Testing Solution
New Delhi, Delhi, India (NewsView) At the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, student needs have changed globally, and to meet those needs, ETS has made it a priority to be agile, innovative and accessible to students even in the most difficult times by introducing the general GRE® test at home. A flexible and reliable solution, the GRE General Test At Home enables candidates to complete urgent admissions applications by providing the GRE test in the same format and on-screen experience as the test taken at a test center. The content and scoring of the assessment remain unchanged, allowing candidates to test from the comfort of their own home. To ensure that the tests students take at home meet the highest standards of validity, reliability, and security, the GRE General Test At Home employs several top-notch security measures that utilize both human supervision real-time and artificial intelligence and technology to see and react to even the most difficult to detect incidents. Keeping Unfair Practices Under Control Test takers have always tried to gain an unfair advantage on standardized tests, and the GRE is no exception. However, as ETS has introduced new delivery methods, particularly our at-home assessments, we continue to observe attempts at cheating among test takers. As a result, ETS has and continues to employ a number of proven traditional measures and tactics to prevent, catch and take action against those who attempt to cheat, and has added technological methods to assist monitors and new methods of post-administration analysis. At ETS, we have – and will continue to – invalidate scores that we have identified as unfairly obtained in order to preserve the integrity of our testing. Harsh Penalties for Malpractice Not only does ETS perform a thorough analysis of each score before it is officially released, but if the organization also gathers additional information that contradicts their initial analysis, it can (and does) void the scores after it is released. they have been officially reported to test takers and institutions. This is essential to maintaining the integrity of our reviews. We have and continue to invest in building a strong pipeline of new technologies and processes to improve our security practices. This pipeline is currently active with a number of ongoing projects including but not limited to the use of AI during test delivery, the implementation of new statistical tools and additional means identify remote access software. ETS continually reviews and adapts its security methods and processes to ensure the integrity and validity of its assessments and to maintain the highest standards expected by stakeholders, including educational institutions and students, as well as standards they set for themselves. About ETS At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people around the world 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, and by conducting research, analysis and education policy studies. Founded as a non-profit organization in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually – including TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, GRE® tests and The Praxis Series® assessments – in more than 180 countries, on more than 9,000 sites worldwide. www.ets.org. About ETS India ETS India, based in Delhi, India, is a subsidiary of ETS headquartered in Princeton, NJ, USA. ETS India brings the organization’s extensive expertise in education and learning to candidates and learners across the region. ETS India staff offer deep expertise and insight into delivering high quality learning and assessment solutions as well as new business opportunities to organizations, institutions and individuals in the country. www.ets.org.
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