TOEFL® and GRE® Experts to Discuss the Most Recent Updates at Student Fairs in China

ETS Participates in Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chengdu, Wuhan and Guangzhou Student Fairs

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Princeton, N.J. (October 30, 2013) —

Experts from Educational Testing Service (ETS), creator of the TOEFL® and GRE® tests, will participate in 11 student fairs in China, including the China Education Expo and QS World Grad and MBA Tours this November. The events will be held in cities throughout the region, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chengdu, Wuhan and Guangzhou.

At these events, test takers will be able to learn about the latest information regarding the TOEFL test, the most widely accepted academic English-language assessment used for undergraduate and graduate admissions worldwide, and the GRE® revised General Test, the world’s most widely accepted admissions test for graduate and business school.

“So many dedicated Chinese students take the TOEFL and GRE tests each year, and so it is critical that we attend these events and reach out to these students to make sure they have access to the most recent information regarding these tests,” said David Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ETS’s Higher Education Division.

The events will take place:

  • November 2 in Shanghai (QS World Grad School Tour)
  • November 2 in Beijing (QS World MBA Tour)
  • November 2-3 in Beijing (China Education Expo)
  • November 3 in Shanghai (QS World MBA Tour)
  • November 5 in Xi’an (China Education Expo)
  • November 5 in Chengdu (QS World Grad School Tour)
  • November 7 in Wuhan (China Education Expo)
  • November 7 in Guangzhou (QS World MBA Tour)
  • November 9 in Beijing (QS World Grad School Tour)
  • November 9-10 in Shanghai (China Education Expo)
  • November 13 in Chengdu (China Education Expo)

A complete listing of upcoming student fairs is available at the ETS Student Fairs webpage.

About the TOEFL and GRE Tests

The TOEFL iBT® test, the most widely accepted academic English-language assessment, is recognized by more than 9,000 institutions in more than 130 countries. The TOEFL iBT test measures an individual’s ability to use and understand English at the university level. The assessment evaluates how well an individual combines the listening, reading, speaking and writing skills needed to perform academic tasks. For more information about the TOEFL test, including free sample test questions and study resources, visit the TOEFL Go Anywhere website available at www.TOEFLGoAnywhere.org.

GRE test scores provide graduate and business schools around the world with an objective and common measure for evaluating and comparing the qualifications of applicants with differing educational and cultural backgrounds. For more than 60 years, GRE scores have been used by admissions and fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records, including grades and recommendations, and other qualifications for graduate-level study. The GRE revised General Test measures the skills that graduate and business schools value: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing — skills that are not limited to any specific field of study, but are important for all. Used by thousands of graduate and business schools around the world, the test is available at about 700 ETS-authorized test centers in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit www.ets.org/gre.

About ETS

At 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 as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org.