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                     The GRE revised general test:
                     Better by design. Educational
                     Testing Services. (2010).
GRE revised General Test
  Informational Session
  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

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 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



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/
     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/
      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/
      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



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/
      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/
   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,
    ed.westen@wartburg.edu


GRE Prep. Class
   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 GREhelpline@ets.org or 609-683-
      2662, created to help you with any
      immediate questions or needs.
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/
 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.h
        tml
   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

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