Getting Started with the ETS® Personal Potential Index (ETS® PPI)
It's easy to get started with ETS® Personal Potential Index (ETS® PPI) evaluations once you receive evaluation requests via emails from your students and others.
You will receive an email from ETS asking you to complete an ETS PPI evaluation for an applicant as part of his or her application to graduate school.
You can select to accept or decline the request.
When you accept your first evaluation request, you will be asked to create an account. Once you have created an account you can sign in to your account to confirm your acceptance of subsequent evaluation requests.
To create a new account for your first evaluation, access the link received in your email request.
You can evaluate only applicants who have requested an ETS PPI evaluation from you.
The applicant will receive an email confirmation from ETS indicating whether you have accepted or declined the request.
You will be asked to respond to a series of 24 statements (four for each of the six dimensions) using a five-point scale that ranges from "Below Average" to "Truly Exceptional." You will also be able to provide an overall evaluation and make comments about each of the six dimensions.
The applicant will receive an email from ETS when you have submitted your completed evaluation. Note that the applicant cannot view your evaluation within the ETS PPI system.
All information entered into the evaluation must be entered in English. However, ETS does have translations for the ETS PPI statements in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish-language to help evaluators who do not speak English to better understand the statements on which they must rate the applicant. ETS plans to translate the ETS PPI statements into other languages as needed.
After you and the other evaluators who are assessing the applicant have submitted your evaluations, the applicant logs in to the ETS PPI system and designates institutions to receive ETS PPI Evaluation Reports and the evaluations that are to be included in each report.
Evaluations may be included in any applicant's ETS PPI Evaluation Report for up to five years from the date the evaluation was completed.
After the applicant has submitted an ETS PPI Evaluation Report request, ETS creates the ETS PPI Evaluation Reports and sends them to the institutions the applicant has designated.
Once you have created an ETS PPI evaluator account, you can return to the ETS PPI system to:
- view evaluation requests
- view completed evaluations
- update personal information
- evaluate applicants
To use the ETS PPI service, you will need Internet access and an email account. The ETS PPI system supports the latest production versions of Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0.5, Firefox® 3.0.7, and Safari® 3.2.2 browsers. If you access the ETS PPI website without meeting these requirements, some functions may not perform optimally or may be disabled.
My ETS PPI
Log in to your ETS PPI account to manage evaluations.