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Before you begin, please be sure that the volume on your computer is turned up. This session contains an audio recording that may be beneficial to you in order to obtain the necessary information from this presentation.

The GRE revised general test: Better by design. Educational Testing Services. (2010).

what is the gre

Graduate Record Examination

  • Evaluates readiness for graduate-level work
  • Measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills
What is the GRE?

Educational Testing Service. (2010). The GRE revised general test: Better by design. [Brochure]. Princeton, NJ.

GRE. (2011). Retrieved January 5, 2011 from the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/gre/

who takes it and why

600,000 prospective graduate students annually (ETS, 2011)

  • Only common measure for comparing applicant qualifications
  • Computer or paper version
Who takes it and why?

Educational Testing Service. (2010). The GRE revised general test: Better by design. [Brochure]. Princeton, NJ.

GRE. (2011). Retrieved January 5, 2011 from the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/gre/

changes for 2011

GRE revised General Test –August 1, 2011

  • Changes to test content, design, and scoring
  • Fairness and validity will not change
Changes for 2011

Educational Testing Service. (2010). The GRE revised general test: Better by design. [Brochure]. Princeton, NJ.

GRE. (2011). Retrieved January 5, 2011 from the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/gre/

changes for the test taker

New response formats

  • Reading and Vocabulary changes
  • New capabilities
  • More flexibility to maneuver around
Changes for the test taker

Educational Testing Service. (2010). The GRE revised general test: Better by design. [Brochure]. Princeton, NJ.

GRE. (2011). Retrieved January 5, 2011 from the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/gre/

content changes

The Verbal Reasoning measure

    • No vocabulary out of context
    • More complex reasoning
    • Higher-level cognition
    • More text-based materials
    • New question types
Content Changes

Educational Testing Service. (2010). The GRE revised general test: Better by design. [Brochure]. Princeton, NJ.

GRE. (2011). Retrieved January 5, 2011 from the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/gre/

content changes1

The Quantitative Reasoning measure

    • Same mathematical knowledge tested
    • Emphasis on data interpretation and real-life scenarios
    • On-screen calculator
Content Changes

Educational Testing Service. (2010). The GRE revised general test: Better by design. [Brochure]. Princeton, NJ.

GRE. (2011). Retrieved January 5, 2011 from the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/gre/

content changes2

The Analytical Writing measure

    • More focused responses
    • Less generalization
    • Measures articulation, reasoning, & critical thinking
Content Changes

Educational Testing Service. (2010). The GRE revised general test: Better by design. [Brochure]. Princeton, NJ.

GRE. (2011). Retrieved January 5, 2011 from the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/gre/

scoring changes

5 year score validity

  • Change in point increments
  • New scoring scale
Scoring Changes

Educational Testing Service. (2010). The GRE revised general test: Better by design. [Brochure]. Princeton, NJ.

GRE. (2011). Retrieved January 5, 2011 from the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/gre/

things to know

Free test prep.

  • Begins August 1, 2011
  • Score reports for tests taken between August and October 2011 will become available November 2011.
  • If you need your score reports before November 2011, you must take the test before August 1, 2011.
  • Cost is $160
Things to Know

Educational Testing Service. (2010). The GRE revised general test: Better by design. [Brochure]. Princeton, NJ.

GRE. (2011). Retrieved January 5, 2011 from the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/gre/

gre prep class

Begins in Sept. or Oct.

  • Meets on Wednesday nights
  • Test in April
  • 7 practice tests on Saturdays
  • Cost is $500
  • Be on lookout for fliers & how to sign up
  • Questions? Contact Ed Westen, Assoc. Prof. of Bio. (319)-352-8397, [email protected]
GRE Prep. Class
testing locations

Ames – ISU Testing Office (515)294-6214

  • Prometric Testing Centers
    • Bettendorf (563)359-1001
    • Cedar Rapids (319)366-1775
    • Sioux City (712)277-4097
    • Urbandale (515)867-8500
    • West Des Moines (515)221-1514
  • Cedar Falls – UNI Examination Services (319)273-6023
  • Iowa City – U of I (319)335-0355
  • Sioux City –WITCC (712)274-6443
Testing Locations

GRE Test Centers: GRE Testing Centers and Sites. (1998-2010). Retrieved January 10, 2011 from GREexplorer website: http://www.greexplorer.com/Test-Centers.html

begin preparing now

Sign up to receive important information and tips at www.ets.org/gre/updates

  • Participate in Get Ready webinars, free when you sign up at www.ets.org/gre/updates
  • Learn more about the GRE revised General Test at www.ets/org/gre/revisedtest
  • Download At-A-Glance Summary and What to Expect videos at www.ets.org/gre/infocenter
  • Contact the GRE revised General Test Helpline at [email protected] or 609-683-2662, created to help you with any immediate questions or needs.
Begin Preparing Now

Educational Testing Service. (2010). The GRE revised general test: Better by design. [Brochure]. Princeton, NJ.

GRE. (2011). Retrieved January 5, 2011 from the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/gre/

visit the pathways center

Is graduate school in your future?

  • Can assist you in preparation for:
    • Admissions Process
    • Admissions Exams
    • Financial Aid/Assistantships
    • Graduate School Interview
    • http://www.wartburg.edu/pathways/gradprep.html
  • Call 319-352-8615 to set up an appointment in Advising or Career & Vocation Services.
Visit the Pathways Center!

The GRE revised general test: Better by design. Educational Testing Services. (2010).

thinking business school

GMAT

    • Graduate Management Admission Test
    • Measures verbal, mathematical, and analytical and writing skills developed over time
    • Scores also good for 5 years
  • Testing Centers
    • Pearson Professional Centers
      • Coralville (319) 338-1148
      • West Des Moines (515) 226-0502
      • Davenport (563) 386-0906
      • Sioux City (712) 274-2114
Thinking business school?

The GMAT. (2002-2011). Retrieved January 10, 2011 from the MBA website: http://www.mba.com/mba/thegmat

references

Educational Testing Service. (2010). The GRE revised general test: Better by design. [Brochure]. Princeton, NJ.

  • GRE. (2011). Retrieved January 5, 2011 from the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/gre/
  • GRE Test Centers: GRE Testing Centers and Sites. (1998-2010). Retrieved January 10, 2011 from GREexplorer website: http://www.greexplorer.com/Test- Centers.html
  • The GMAT. (2002-2011). Retrieved January 10, 2011 from the MBA website: http://www.mba.com/mba/thegmat
References
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