ETS Publishes The Research Foundation for the GRE® revised General Test: A Compendium of Studies


Princeton, N.J. (July 16, 2014) —

Educational Testing Service has published The Research Foundation for the GRE® revised General Test: A Compendium of Studies — a comprehensive collection of the extensive research efforts and other activities that led to the successful launch of the GRE® revised General Test in August 2011.

The GRE® General Test has been an important part of graduate admissions for more than 60 years. When plans were made to introduce the GRE revised General Test, rigorous review and research took place in the development stages and continues today as part of ETS's ongoing commitment to maintain the trusted validity, security and fairness that are hallmarks of ETS and the GRE test. Furthermore, these efforts led to a test that adheres to the professional standards established by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).

The new report includes summaries of nearly a decade of research, as well as previously unreleased information about the revised test covering a variety of topics including:

  • Rationale for Revising the Test
  • Development Process
  • Test Design
  • Score Scales
  • Automated Scoring
  • Validity
  • Fairness
  • Accessibility

For more information or to view the research compendium, please visit

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