Students will now take global exams like TOEFL and GRE from home due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID -19. The tests can be be taken from home across the globe except for China and Iran as stated by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Students will have to go to the examination centres only in these two countries and for the rest, it can be taken from the home.

Key Takeaways

  • Students will take TOEFL and GRE from home in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • In China and Iran, students will have to go to the examination centres.
  • At-home solutions will be available for all the test-takers across the world. 
  • These examinations are crucial for admissions in universities all around the globe.

Earlier the tests had been suspended all across the globe in the light of COVID-19 pandemic. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Graduate Record Examinations(GRE) are pivotal examinations. These examinations are the ticket for students who want to apply for admissions in top universities in the world.

These tests are pivotal examinations. These examinations are the ticket for students who want to apply for admissions in top universities in the world.

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Security won’t be compromised

Srikant Gopal who is the Executive Director of the TOEFL program, said that all the necessary precautions are being taken to make sure that the tests taken by students from home meet a high degree of quality for reliability, validity, and security. The test includes multiple security measures. These measures make use of artificial intelligence technology as well as real-time human monitoring.

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Tests from home

TOEFL and GRE both can be taken from home till the time the situation improves and everything returns to normal.  All the test-takers will now have at-home solutions available for them. At-home solutions are similar in content, format, on-screen experience scoring and pricing the tests which were conducted at the test centres. All the options that were there for the students such as reviewing, previewing, skipping questions and changing answers will be there. There is no need for the test takers to panic.

It was of vital importance to them to create a timely, flexible and reliable solutions for students. To take their tests from home. This will allow them to fill their college applications timely and not delay it further. The best solution at this point for everyone was to make them take their tests from home. This will not compromise the integrity of the test being conducted as well as everyone will stay home safe.

Due to the spread of Coronavirus worldwide recently a lot of other examinations of importance have also been postponed or are being conducted from home.

Shreya is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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