ETS to Conduct Worldwide Pilot of Major Field Test in Business
International institutions interested in assessing learning outcomes are invited to participate
- Christine Betaneli
- Christine Betaneli
Princeton, N.J. (June 22, 2011) —
Due to growing international interest in the Major Field Test (MFT) for the Bachelor's Degree in Business, this year, Educational Testing Service (ETS) will conduct a pilot program with the aim of broadening availability of the test for use by academic institutions outside of the United States.
"The MFT for the Bachelor's Degree in Business has been widely used by accredited institutions in the United States and has a proven history of providing valid and reliable results," says David Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ETS's Higher Education Division. "Institutions across the globe have asked ETS to make the MFT for business available outside the United States, and we are excited to be taking the first step in helping to meet this demand."
The ETS® Major Field Test for the Bachelor's Degree in Business contains 120 multiple-choice questions designed to measure a student's subject knowledge and the ability to apply facts, concepts, theories and analytical methods. The questions represent a wide range of difficulty and cover depth and breadth in assessing students' achievement levels. The test is not designed to be used as a high-stakes decision and individual assessment for graduating students.
The MFT for the Bachelor's Degree in Business will be piloted by four-year business schools outside the United States that wish to be on the vanguard of international schools able to assess learning outcomes for accreditation and accountability purposes. Interested participants will need to complete and submit an online questionnaire, which is available at www.ets.org/mft/business/globalpilot.
Eligible participants include: business schools outside of the United States using English as the instruction language; business schools outside of the United States accredited by U.S. accreditation organizations (e.g., AACSB, ACBSP) and using English as the language of instruction; and satellite campuses of U.S. business schools.
For more information on the Major Field Tests and the upcoming pilot, visit www.ets.org/mft/business/globalpilot.
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide 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, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests, the Major Field Tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org