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Severe consequences to employing someone to take the GRE on your behalf!

Just received the following email with instructions to share:

 Dear Members of the Higher Education Community,

I am writing today to share news of a recent event where ETS’s test security measures played a vital role in identifying and stopping individuals who attempted to take the TOEFL® and GRE® tests dishonestly. On February 25, three individuals in Hong Kong who were attempting to take the TOEFL test on behalf of others were arrested. ETS’s Office of Testing Integrity identified these individuals and their planned impersonation in advance and alerted test center personnel and local law enforcement. Continue reading

New GRE Scores are out!

Just received the following from GRE:

"Score reporting for the GRE® revised General Test has started!

One of the key changes introduced with the launch of the GRE revised General Test is the transition to the new score scales: Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores will be reported on new 130–170 score scales, in one-point increments. These new score scales are designed to provide more simplicity in distinguishing performance differences between your applicants. Now that score reporting has started, you will see these new scores on official GRE® score reports.

To become familiar with the new score scales and begin successfully using them, you can draw on these helpful resources:

The new score report that includes concordance information, percentile ranks and more. Whether you receive paper reports or electronic files, this information is included.
A new Scores section of the GRE website with the information you need at your fingertips, such as:
Concordance tables and percentile ranks to help you gain familiarity with the new score scales and compare applicants
Guidelines for the Use of GRE Scores adopted by the GRE Board to encourage appropriate use of GRE scores and help you make the best admissions decisions
GRE Guide to the Use of Scores, which provides more in-depth information, including reliability and Standard Error of Measurement
An all-new webinar, Understanding and Using the New Score Scales, including live Q&A with GRE assessment experts. Learn more and register to attend your preferred session.
And for Business Schools, we've updated the GRE Comparison Tool.

Keep in mind that the special score reporting schedule for the computer-based GRE revised General Test will remain in place until early December. At that time, score reporting returns to the regular reporting period of 10–15 days after the test date. Scores for paper-based test administrations continue to be reported within six weeks after the test date.

At ETS, we are committed to providing you with ongoing support to help you understand and use the new score scales. You can always find the latest materials in the GRE Information Center as well as previous resources created to help the graduate community get ready for the launch of the GRE revised General Test. If you have additional questions, you can also contact us at the or 1-609-683-2002.


The GRE revised General Test Team"