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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
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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?
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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/
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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
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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/
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The Verbal Reasoning measure
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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/
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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/
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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
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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/
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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/
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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
Ames – ISU Testing Office (515)294-6214
 Prometric Testing Centers
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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
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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
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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 609-6832662, 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:
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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?
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GMAT
◦ Graduate Management Admission Test
◦ Measures verbal, mathematical, and analytical
and writing skills developed over time
◦ Scores also good for 5 years
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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
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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/TestCenters.html
The GMAT. (2002-2011). Retrieved January
10, 2011 from the MBA website:
http://www.mba.com/mba/thegmat
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