ETS has announced the introduction of an at-home testing solution for the GRE General Test for test takers who have been affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Students have been able to take the GRE at home since 27 March, 2020.
Testing will be conducted through the use of live human remote proctoring serviced by ProctorU, proctoring solution for online testing.
Online registration is open in the following countries and administrative regions: United States, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong (China), and Macau (China). ETS is working toward making these at-home solutions available in additional locations in the coming weeks. Many scheduling options will be available for each test, with numerous test times each week.
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Like the real test
The at-home solution is identical in content, format, on-screen experience, scoring and pricing as the GRE General Test taken at a test center. Every test feature that students would expect in the test center — such as the ability to preview, skip questions, review and change answers on the GRE General Test — will still be available to test takers via this solution.
Alberto Acereda, Executive Director of the Global Higher Education Division at ETS, said:
It was imperative for us to create a timely, flexible and reliable solution to allow students the opportunity to take these tests, so that they can complete time-sensitive applications that will allow them to continue on their educational journeys. Test takers can expect the same valid and reliable tests that are administered in test centers from the comfort of home.
Highest security standards
ETS said it is taking every precaution to ensure that the tests students will take from home meet the highest standards for validity, reliability and security. These tests will employ multiple security measures that use both real-time human monitoring and artificial intelligence technology to see and respond to even the hardest-to-detect incidents.
To register for the at-home option for the GRE General Test, students can sign in or create an ETS account. Once logged in, students can select and pay for their test, and upon doing so will receive an email from ProctorU with instructions on how to schedule their test date and time.