April 2, 2020
ETS is pleased to announce expanded availability of at home testing for the TOEFL iBT® test and GRE® General Test. The tests will now be available in all locations where the computer-delivered tests are normally available, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran. In Mainland China, ETS is working closely with the National Education Examinations Authority to accommodate test takers impacted by test cancellations, including adding test dates once regular testing resumes. We are working to offer at home testing in Iran as soon as possible.
Early-day response from both test takers and institutions has been very positive. In fact, since last week's launch, more than 7,000 test takers successfully registered to take either the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition or the GRE General Test at home, with 500 students already successfully completing their tests. While currently there is sufficient capacity for students to register immediately and test a few days later, we suggest that you encourage prospective students to register as soon as possible for the best chance to secure their preferred date and time.
If you haven't already, we hope you'll join us for a webinar about the at home tests. We'll offer a brief presentation and then hold a Q&A session. Questions that cannot be answered during the webinar due to time constraints will be answered via email afterward. Learn more and register for an upcoming event.
In the meantime, please consult the following websites to find more details about security measures and answers to other questions you may have:
- Web pages for TOEFL® Institutions and TOEFL Test Takers
- Web pages for GRE® Institutions and GRE Test Takers
Due to the mandatory closing of ETS's facilities in Princeton, N.J., paper score reports are currently not being distributed. Therefore, I'd like to encourage you to sign up for ETS® Data Manager. It is a free, online service that makes it easy for institutions to access score reports and test taker photos, listen to 1-minute samples of TOEFL iBT Speaking responses and view actual GRE Analytical Writing essay responses. Upon signing up, you can retrieve data from prior years (2 years of TOEFL scores and 6 years of GRE scores). Learn more about the ETS Data Manager.
Thank you for your continued support of ETS's high-quality assessment solutions. Should you need ETS's support during this time, or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at TOEFLnews@ets.org or GREtests@ets.org.
President and Chief Executive Officer