ETS® TOEFL® Logo eNews Update
October 2011

In this issue of the eNews Update, we highlight the secure measures that ETS has in place to protect the integrity of the TOEFL® test. Plus, we'll introduce you to the ETS Global TOEFL® Team, a group of educators from diverse backgrounds who provide valuable resources to both European Higher Education Area (EHEA) institutions and students from around the world.

Also, you'll learn about two very helpful products: the TOEFL® ITP Assessment Series, which is designed to help teachers assess students in a classroom setting, and the TOEFL® Junior™ Test — an assessment test for middle school-level students.

Lastly, read about our recent scholarship winners, resources to assist you in making the best decisions for your program, and upcoming events around the world where representatives from the TOEFL program team will be in attendance.

We hope you find these stories interesting and informative — and we welcome any feedback.

Sincerely,

Eileen Tyson
Executive Director of Global Client Relations, ETS
toeflnews@ets.org
TOP NEWS
The TOEFL iBT® Test — Secure Results You Can Trust
Test integrity has become a common topic within the academic community. ETS takes test security very seriously and executes a three-pronged approach that includes prevention, detection and communication to ensure secure and fair testing worldwide. Our protocols represent a wide spectrum of measures, many of which are confidential and cover student verification, surveillance in the test center and post-test analysis.
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NEWS
Meet our ETS Global TOEFL® Team
The TOEFL® program continues its support for test takers and institutions worldwide by introducing its ETS Global TOEFL team. The ETS Global TOEFL team's main role is to represent Europe and assist European Higher Education Area (EHEA) institutions and students.

The group consists of five people from five different countries. They all speak several languages, have teaching, international relations and European affairs' backgrounds and have lived, studied and worked in different countries. In other words, they represent Europe in all its diversity and are aware of issues on multilingualism, European affairs and EHEA.
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The TOEFL ITP Assessment Series — Helping Teachers Assess English Skills in the Classroom
Scholarship Test Takers
Make the best decisions for your program and students with the TOEFL ITP Assessment Series — a research-based, standardized and global test series. Designed by ETS, the creator of the TOEFL® test, the TOEFL ITP tests are used in universities, English-language institutes and other organizations for student placement, monitoring progress, program evaluation and more. Find out what the TOEFL ITP tests can do for you.
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Introducing the TOEFL® Junior™ Test
Scholarship Test Takers
The TOEFL® Junior™ test is an assessment that measures the degree to which middle school students for whom English is a foreign language have attained proficiency in the academic and social English-language skills representative of English-medium instructional environments.

English-language proficiency is an increasingly important skill for students worldwide as it provides access to a wide range of educational, personal and professional opportunities. To that end, a reliable assessment of progress in English at a young age is crucial for student development.
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Scholarships Awarded to TOEFL® Test Takers in Korea
Recently, 15 ETS scholarships valued at US$4,000 each were awarded to students in Korea who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree. The ETS scholarship program, which was established in 2009, recognizes academic excellence in TOEFL test takers. These students were rated based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, essay responses and TOEFL scores.

RESEARCH
Volume 6 of the TOEFL iBT® Research Insight Series Now Available
Scholarship Test Takers
Volume 6 of the TOEFL iBT® Research Insight Series, TOEFL® Program History, is now available. This issue gives a brief overview of the history and governance of the TOEFL program. The evolution of the TOEFL test constructs and contents from 1964 to the present is summarized.
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RESOURCES
Guidelines for Using TOEFL® Scores
The TOEFL® program has created some general guidelines to help institutions use TOEFL scores to help with the admissions process. Some of these recommendations include setting score requirements, section scores, evaluation of readiness, using scores to aid in interpretation of other tests and conducting validity studies.

TOEFL score requirements should be reviewed on a regular basis, and adjustments made as needed. Various fields and levels of study may require different levels of English-language proficiency. You may also want to consider having more flexibility in accepting applicants with lower proficiency if your institution offers programs with ESL support.
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Visit the TOEFL® Program Booth at Upcoming Events
TOEFL program representatives will be attending conferences all over the world. Be sure to stop by our booths, speak to a representative and get information on the latest TOEFL program developments.
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Ever wonder how ETS ensures the fairness of the TOEFL test? Watch our video How ETS Makes the TOEFL® Test Fair to get a snapshot of ensuring fairness in the TOEFL test. From the diverse background of our staff to framework and specifications to rigorous reviews, fairness is at the center of creating and administering the TOEFL test.
 

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