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ETS Global Institute Launches Second Year With Shorter Courses

    Princeton, N.J. (ots-PRNewswire) - After a successful first year, the ETS Global Institute has decided to offer shorter versions of three of its  courses, in an effort to make the institute's resources available to a wider  number of educators.  

    The ETS Global Institute opened in July 1999. Its mission involves advancing the field of testing and assessment by making ETS's resources  available to educators, policymakers, and testing professionals worldwide. To  date, groups from Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Chile, and other countries  have patronized the institute.

    Most recently the institute offered courses titled "Development and  Management of Large-Scale Assessment Programs," "Developing a National  Assessment Program," and, "Testing and Social Policy." While these five-day  courses proved popular, attendees this past year indicated a desire for some  shorter courses.  

    In response, the institute has announced that it will offer three shorter  courses for the first half of 2001. They include:  

    --  Developing High-Stakes Admissions and Selection Testing  

         - January 22-24

    --  Psychometric Methods for High-Stakes Tests - April 23-25

    --  Development of Computer-Based Testing Programs - June 11-13    

    "The Global Institute extends ETS's mission of promoting education for  improved testing to a worldwide audience," explained Administrative Director  Rod Ballard "It has been a rewarding first year as our  staff increased awareness of testing issues and international standards for  assessment. These new courses will offer even greater academic outreach to  professionals worldwide."    

    Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. A  nonprofit company dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational  institutions and agencies, and governmental bodies in 181 countries, ETS  develops and annually administers more than 11 million tests worldwide. For  more information, access the ETS Web site at Access the ETS Global Institute Web site at

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