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Annual Changes to the ETS® NOTE Website

The ETS® NOTE testing year runs from September to August. Each year in mid-July, ETS updates the ETS NOTE website to reflect changes for the upcoming testing year. These updates encompass every area of the website.

In order to ensure that all requirements are accurate on the website when registration for the new testing year opens in mid-July, states and organizations are asked to submit any test requirement changes to ETS in May for the upcoming testing year. For example, changes going into effect for the 2018–2019 testing year must be submitted to ETS by Monday, May 21, 2018.

These changes would then be applied to the ETS NOTE state pages for publication in mid-July so that candidates may view current state testing requirements, and register and prepare for the assessment.

Some annual changes do not require any action on the part of state agencies, such as assessments moving to a new score scale or existing titles being offered in a computer-delivered format. These changes are made automatically unless ETS is instructed otherwise.

For regenerated assessments that require a standard-setting study, adoption and drop paperwork is required to transition from the old assessment to the new assessment. All paperwork should be submitted to ETS by the end of May for the upcoming testing year.

If you have questions about the annual changes process, contact your Client Relations Director at

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