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  • The GRE revised General Test is launching worldwide in 2011.The first administration of the GRE revised General Test will be in August 1, 2011…and there are a lot of very positive changes for test takers.
  • Read slideFirst administration of computer-based test in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea: August 6, 2011
  • Read slideThe new test content will be more closely aligned with what students do in graduate and business school.Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores will be reported on a new 130-170 score scale, in 1 point incrementsAnd, the new test design provides students with a better test taking experience.
  • Read slideAdditional Details:The revised Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to:analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author's assumptions and/or perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author's intent select important points; distinguish major from minor or relevant points; summarize text; understand the structure of a text understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts
  • The GRE revised General Test places a greater emphasis on higher-level cognitive skills. Featuring new types of questions, the Verbal Reasoning section of the revised test more closely reflects the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school, and better measures your ability to understand what you read and how you apply your reasoning skills.Read Slide Here's what is new for the Verbal Reasoning section:There are more Reading Comprehension questions on the test, including new types of questions, such as selecting multiple correct answer choices instead of just one, or highlighting a sentence within a reading passage to answer the question. Antonyms and analogies have been removed from the test, so there are no questions that test vocabulary out of context. New Text Completion questions test your ability to interpret, evaluate and reason from what you've read. Text Completion questions test this ability by omitting crucial words from short passages, requiring you to fill them in by selecting words or phrases. New Sentence Equivalence questions test your ability to reach a conclusion about how a sentence should be completed while focusing on the meaning of the whole sentence.
  • Read slideThe revised test still requires basic math skills like arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis
  • The Quantitative Reasoning measure tests the same basic mathematical concepts, but emphasizes the data interpretation and real-life scenarios a test taker will encounter, to better gauge their skills.Read SlideHere's what is new for the Quantitative Reasoning section:An on-screen calculator for use in this section reduces the emphasis on computation.New Multiple-choice questions which include some that have more than one correct answer, requiring you to select all of the correct answers from the choices provided. New Numeric Entry questions require you to enter your answer in a box instead of selecting an answer from a list.
  • Read SlideAdditional Details:The revised Analytical Writing section continues to measure your ability to:articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively support ideas with relevant reasons and examples examine claims and accompanying evidence sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion control the elements of standard written English
  • Read SlideYou will still write two essays, one where you evaluate a logical argument, and the other where you express your views on a critical issue.Here's what is new for the Analytical Writing section:For each essay task, you will be given one topic rather than a choice of topics. Tasks are now more specific, and responses will be measured to ensure you can integrate critical thinking and analytical writing by fully addressing the tasks you’re presented.
  • To summarize, here are the things that you will notice when taking the GRE revised General Test…
  • The GRE General Test is currently adaptive at the question level. Each test question presented is determined based on the level of difficulty and performance on prior questions. However, test takers can only proceed one question at a time to determine the next question, so they can't skip or edit prior responses.The GRE revised General Test will now be adaptive at the section level and features a Multi-Stage Test (MST) design. What this means to you is that you will be able to take advantage of your own personal test-taking strategies and style. With the freedom to move forward and backward throughout an entire section, you can change or edit responses and skip questions you don't know and return to them later during the allotted time. This flexibility creates a more natural test experience. Read Slide
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  • Now here’s a screenshot of a question, in a timed section, on the computer-based GRE Quantitative Reasoning Measure: The menu bar in the upper right hand corner of the screen provides the test taker with the following options: Quit the Test Exit the section Review their progress within the timed section (to see which questions they’ve answered, marked for review and have not completed) Mark this question to come back to in the allotted time Show or hide the on-screen calculator Review the help options Navigate freely within the timed section Show or hide the time clock for the sectionThis is an example of the new Numeric Entry questions. It requires the test taker to enter an answer in the box provided instead of selecting an answer from a list. As you can see, the on-screen calculator appears in the bottom left of the screen.
  • Paper-based administrations are given in areas of the world where it is not feasible to offer the computer-based testing. In 2010, the GRE program increased the number of paper-based administrations from 2 times per year to 3 times per year. They are October, November, and FebruaryAs a result of these testing dates, The first paper-based administration of the GRE revised General Test will be in October 2011.At that time, the paper-based version will reflect the changes to the GRE revised General Test. It will include the new question types. In addition, test takers will also provide responses directly in the test book, rather than the answer sheet.Takers will also be provided with an ETS calculator for use during the Quantitative Reasoning section.Reference only:Select in passage is the item type that will not be included in PBT
  • Read slideWhat does the new score scale mean to you? It means that institutions will find it easier to compare your scores with the scores of other candidates. Here's why:If you and another candidate have GRE revised General Test scores that differ by one or two score points, for example, then you and the other candidate performed similarly on the revised test. With the current test's broader score scale, that same difference looks like a 10- or 20-point difference in score — which could look like a big difference. Now small differences in scoring will look like small differences, while bigger differences will continue to stand out. That's good news for you, and for the schools considering you.Additional Details:The new score scale was selected to balancechanges in contentnew question typesthe new psychometric model
  • Read slideTest takers do not get a printout of the unofficial scores at the test center. The scores are only visible on the screen. Additional Details:Canceling Your ScoresAt the end of the test, you will be given the option to cancel your scores. You cannot cancel your score for one section of the test and have the scores for the remaining sections reported. Although you have the option to cancel your scores, consider very carefully before doing so. Your scores will be reported to GRE® score recipients only at your request. If you cancel your scores, they will NOT be reported to you or any score recipients and no refund will be made. Canceled scores are not added to your permanent record. If you wish to take the test again, you must reregister and submit another test payment.If you view your scores at a computer-based GRE® revised General Test session, you cannot cancel them at a later date.
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  • Starting in November 2011, there will be a new design to the test taker score report to make it more user-friendly. As you can see, the test taker’s information is provided at the top left.On the top right are the percentiles for the most recent administration. The next section of the report provides the scores for both the General Test and the Subject Test. It is important to note that if the test taker has scores from the General Test taken before August 1, 2011, their Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores on the old score scale and estimated scores on the new score scale will be reported. This will enable test takers to compare their performance on both tests using the new score scale. And as a reference, at the bottom of the report, test takers will be provided with a list of the institutions and departments where they requested their scores to be sent.
  • If you take the computer-based GRE revised General Test between August and November, score reports will be issued according to this schedule. Read slide
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  • Read SlideStudents in China will also be pleased to learn that ETS and McGraw Hill are offering The Official Guide to the GRE revised General Test with CD-ROM in Chinese. Filled with vital test-taking information, sample questions, full-length actual GRE exams on CD, and ETS’s own preparation tips, this only official guide is the essential study resource for the exam. The book is available in Xin Hua bookstores across the county.
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G R E Revised  General  Test Slides For  Ed U S A &  Fulbright  6 2011 G R E Revised General Test Slides For Ed U S A & Fulbright 6 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • Advising Students for Success: The GRE ® revised General Test
    EducationUSA Iran
  • What We Will Cover Today
    Overview of the GRE® revised General Test
    Content and Structure of the Test
    Test-Taker Friendly Design
    Changes to the Score Scale
    Important Dates You Need to Know
    Test Preparation Material
    General Test Taking Strategies
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  • The GRE® General Test
    The GREGeneral Test measures your readiness for graduate-level study
    Thousands of institutions around the world accept GRE General Test scores for their graduate and professional programs
    Almost half of the leading business schools accept GRE scores for their MBA programs*, with more accepting it every day
    Since many graduate and business schools accept GRE scores, you can take one test to pursue both options
    Scores are good for 5 years, so you can take the test now, even if you’re undecided about what you want to do
    *According to U.S. News & World Report Top 100 Best Business Schools
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  • The GRE® revised General Test Is Launching Worldwide in August 2011
    TM
    • Starting in August, test takers around the world will begin to take the GRE® revised General Test
    • Throughout the year, GRE tests will be administered in about 700 test centers in more than 160 countries
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  • How the GRE® revised General Test Will Be Administered
    The GRE® revised General Test will be administered in a secure testing environment on a continuous basis at computer-based test centers around the world
    First computer-based administration: August 1, 2011
    In areas of the world where the computer-based test is not available, a paper-based GRE revised General Test will be administered
    First paper-based administration: October 22, 2011
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  • GRE® revised General Test: Better by Design™
    The biggest change in 60 years!
    • New types of questions that reflect the kind of thinking students do in graduate and business school
    • More simplicity in distinguishing performance differences between candidates
    • A new test-taker friendly design for a more flexible test-taking experience
    ETS — Listening. Learning. Leading.®
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  • Verbal Reasoning Measure
    Assesses ability to:
    Analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it
    Analyze relationships among component parts of sentences
    Recognize relationships among words and concepts
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  • Verbal Reasoning Measure (continued)
    An emphasis on complex reasoning skills
    More text-based materials such as reading passages
    Less dependence on vocabulary knowledge alone; no antonyms and analogies
    New question types and new computer-enabled tasks, such as highlighting a relevant sentence to answer a question
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  • Quantitative Reasoning Measure
    Assesses:
    Basic mathematical skills
    Understanding of elementary mathematical concepts
    Ability to reason quantitatively and to model and solve problems with quantitative methods
    Mathematical knowledge expected of test takers remains unchanged
    Basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis
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  • Quantitative Reasoning Measure (continued)
    More real-life scenarios to better gauge candidates’ skills
    An emphasis on quantitative reasoning skills
    Increased proportion of questions involving real-life scenarios and data interpretation
    An on-screen calculator to reduce the emphasis on computation
    New question types and new computer-enabled tasks, such as entering a numerical answer
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  • Analytical Writing Measure
    Integrates the assessment of critical thinking and analytical writing
    Assesses ability to
    Articulate and support complex ideas
    Construct and evaluate arguments
    Sustain a focused and coherent discussion
    Does not assess specific content knowledge
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  • Analytical Writing Measure (continued)
    The Analytical Writing measure will not change dramatically
    Test takers will be asked to provide more focused responses to questions, reducing the possibility of reliance on memorized materials
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  • Summary: What Test Takers Will Notice
    The GRE® revised General Test will include some new question types and new computer-enabled tasks
    More text-based questions
    More real-life scenarios and data interpretation
    Some questions will ask test taker to highlight a relevant sentence to answer a question
    Some questions will have more than one answer
    Some questions will ask test takers to enter a numeric answer instead of selecting from a list
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  • The Computer-Based GRE® revised General Test will be about 3 hours, 45 minutes
    *An unidentified unscored section that does not count toward a score may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section.
    ** An identified research section may be included in place of the unscored section. The research section will always appear at the end of the test. Questions in this section are included for ETS research purposes and will not count toward your score.
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  • The Computer-Based GRE® Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Measures Are Section-Level Adaptive
    The computer selects the second section of a measure based on the test taker’s performance on the first section
    Within each section, all questions contribute equally to the final score
    Both sections are important, since the final score on each measure is based on the total number of correct answers and the level of difficulty of the questions
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  • New Test-taker Friendly Design for a More Flexible Test-Taking Experience
    The test is designed to offer a more flexible test-taking experience, giving test takers the freedom to use more of their own personal test-taking strategies
    New functionality includes:
    Ability to edit or change answers within a timed section
    Ability to mark questions, so the test taker can skip and return to them later within a timed section
    Test takers can navigate freely within a timed section
    An on-screen calculator will be provided on the Quantitative Reasoning measure*
    *For those taking the paper-based GRE® revised General Test, calculators will be
    provided at the test center for use during the test.
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  • A New Test-Taker Friendly Design for a More Flexible Test-Taking Experience (continued)
    • Test takers can move more freely within a section
    • More questions with real-life scenarios
    • New types of questions
    • An on-screen calculator
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  • Paper-Based GRE® revised General Test
    The paper-based test will continue to be a linear test
    The test will include a paper-based equivalent of most new question types in the GRE® revised General Test
    Test takers will record their responses in the test book, rather than on a separate answer sheet
    Test takers will be provided with an ETS calculator for use in the Quantitative Reasoning section. (They cannot bring personal calculators.)
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  • Structure of the Paper-Based GRE® revised General Test
    ETS — Listening. Learning. Leading.®
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  • More Simplicity in Distinguishing Performance Differences Between Applicants
    A new score scale is being introduced
    Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores will be reported on a new score scale of 130–170, in 1-point increments
    Current score scale: 200–800, in 10-point increments
    The Analytical Writing scores will continue to be reported on the same 0–6 score scale, in half-point increments
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  • What Test Takers Will See at the End of the Computer-Based Test
    When all of the test sections have been completed, the test taker will be asked if they would like to report or cancel their scores. If they select to report their scores, they will view their unofficial scores on the screen and the scores become a permanent part of the test taker’s record.
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  • What Test Takers Will See at the End of the Computer-Based Test (continued)
    If testing between August and November 2011 — test takers will view their unofficial Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning estimated score ranges on the prior (200–800) score scale
    If testing in December 2011 or later — test takers will view their unofficial Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores on the new 130–170 score scale
    After viewing their scores, test takers will designate up to four institutions to receive their scores
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  • After the Test
    Test takers will receive an official paper score report in the mail, per our score reporting timelines
    The score report will contain the test taker’s Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores on the new 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments
    The score report will also contain the test taker’s score on the Analytical Writing measure (0–6 score scale, in half-point increments)
    Score reporting is cumulative. The score report will contain all General Test scores earned for the past five testing years.
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  • A NewTest-Taker Score Report
  • Detailed Score Reporting Schedule for the Computer-Based GRE® revised General Test
    *Score reports for paper-based administrations will continue to be reported six weeks after test date.
    IMPORTANT: If applicants need score reports before November 2011 to meet admissions deadlines, they must take the current GRE®General Test before August 2011.
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  • A Special Savings Opportunity!
    50% Savings on GRE® test fees when you test between August 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011
    If you test during this special discount period, your scores will be sent by mid-November
    Seats will fill up quickly, so anyone interested in getting the discount should register as soon as registration opens on March 15, 2011
    Important note: If you need your scores before November 2011, you must take the current GRE® General Test before August 2011
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  • Free Test Preparation Material Is Available for the GRE® revised General Test on the GRE® Website
    Sample questions
    POWERPREP® II software
    Offers a simulated test-taking experience of the computer-based GRE® revised General Test
    The Practice Book for the Paper-Based GRE® revised General Test
    • Offers a simulated test-taking experience of the paper-based GRE revised General Test
    Math Review
    Reviews the mathematical skills and concepts test takers may see on the GRE revised General Test
    Math Conventions
    Learn more about mathematical assumptions particular to the GRE revised General Test
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  • Additional GRE® Test Preparation Material Is Also Available
    The Official Guide to the GRE® revised General Test
    Includes a full-length Practice Test, explanations for many answers and sample Analytical Writing topics and responses with reader commentary
    Includes POWERPREP® II CD Rom
    ScoreItNow!™ Online Writing Practice for the GRE® revised General Test
    Web-based service intended to help test takers prepare for the Analytical Writing measure of the GRE revised General Test. Users receive immediate scores on the essay responses they submit online.
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  • There Are Many Helpful Resources for Prospective Test Takers
    The TaketheGRE.com website is an easy-to-use site created especially for test takers. It features quick summaries, helpful guidance and some tips on how to get started.
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  • There Are Many Helpful Resources for Prospective Test Takers (continued)
    Prospective test takers can also visit our new GRE® page on Facebook®to ask questions and interact with other test takers worldwide
    The official GRE® website (www.ets.org/gre) provides in-depth explanations of the test and changes, policy information, test dates and locations and more
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  • General Strategies for the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Sections
    Take advantage of the free test preparation materials when preparing for the revised test
    If you are taking the computer-based test, you should become familiar with the Help section provided in the free POWERPREP® II software before you take the actual test
    You may review the Help section at any time during the actual test, but this reduces the amount of time you have available to answer the test questions
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  • General Strategies for the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Sections (continued)
    Work as rapidly as you can without being careless
    Since no question carries greater weight than any other, do not waste time pondering individual questions you find extremely difficult or unfamiliar
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  • General Strategies for the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Sections (continued)
    You may find the following strategy advantageous:
    Go through a section the first time quite rapidly, stopping only to answer those questions you can answer with certainty, and marking those that require more thought
    Next, go back and spend time answering the questions marked for further review
    Finally, if there is time, go back and answer the questions that seemed to be the most difficult
    To maximize scores, it is better to guess at an answer than not to respond at all
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  • General Strategies for the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Sections (continued)
    The review screen on the computer-based test is intended to help you keep track of their progress on the test. Do not spend too much time on the review screen, as this will take away from the time you spend on the test questions
    Don’t use the calculator just because it is available
    Most of the questions in the Quantitative Reasoning sections don't require difficult computations
    Some questions can be answered more quickly by reasoning and estimating than by using the calculator
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  • General Strategies for the Analytical Writing Section
    Be attentive to time, but do not rush
    Organize your thoughts and prepare outlines for the two essays
    Save a few minutes at the end of each timed section to check for obvious errors
    Although an occasional typographical, spelling or grammatical error will not affect your score, severe and persistent errors will detract from the overall effectiveness of the writing and lower your score
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  • The 6 Things Test Takers Need to Know
    The GRE® General Test is changing on August 1, 2011
    The GRE® revised General Test will have new types of questions and be much more test taker friendly (even an on-screen calculator!)
    They can download FREE test preparation materials from the GRE website. Prepare for the right test!
    If applicants need their score reports before November, they should take the current test. It’s important that they check the detailed score reporting schedule
    Seats will fill up quickly so applicants should register soon
    They can save 50% off their test fee if they test between August 1 – September 30, 2011
    BONUS: They can get information, tips and more at TaketheGRE.com and the GRE page on Facebook
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  • You should check the deadlines of the institutions to which you are considering applying to know when you need your scores
    Based on when you need your score reports, you can decide if you need to take the current test or if you can take the GRE® revised General Test
    Remember, you can save 50% if you take the GRE revised General Test between August 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011
    You should register early for whichever test you plan to take to get the date and location of your preference. Seats will fill up quickly
    What You Can Do Now
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  • Sign up to receive test-taker news and information about the GRE® revised General Test at www.ets.org/gre/testtakernews/signup
    You can start preparing for the test
    FREE test prep materials for the current GRE® General Test and the GRE® revised General Test are available on the GRE website now. Be sure to use the right practice materials for the test you plan to take
    For the most up-to-date information, visit the GRE website at www.ets.org/gre
    What You Can Do Now (continued)
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