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                      - Graduate Record Examination

Graduate Record Examination

Description The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) measures verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills. The verbal section measures the ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences, and recognize relationships between words and concepts. The quantitative section tests basic mathematical skills and understanding of elementary concepts as well as the ability to reason quantitatively. The analytical writing section asesses the ability to articulate and to support complex ideas, analyze an argument, and sustain a focused and coherent discussion. It does not assess specific content knowledge.
Eligibility The GRE is taken by individuals applying to graduate schools. Examinees are allowed to take the test once per calendar month but no more than 5 times per calendar year.
Registration The GRE is offered on computer at 1 Parker Hall.  Online registration  is  the preferred way to register for the GRE.   Registration is available online at www.ets.org/gre.  By choosing Columbia, Missouri as your test location you can easily see the available dates and times.  Examinees may register for the test over the phone with a valid credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express), with an ETS-issued voucher, or in person with a personal check or money order written to ETS. Registration for the GRE is based on availability. Call (573) 884-0911 to register or for more information.  
Fees The current fee for the GRE is $205. Fees are subject to change.  Additional fees apply for rescheduling or other services.
Day of Test Examinees are asked to report 30 minutes before start times to allow for check-in procedures. A registered examinee must present a valid identification document on the day of the test to be admitted. A driver's license, U.S. passport, state I.D. or military I.D. are acceptable forms of I.D. for U.S. citizens. A valid foreign passport must be presented by citizens of countries other than the U.S. An INS-issued valid "green card" is acceptable with a valid driver's license. No food, drinks or personal belongings are allowed in the testing room. The testing staff will provide the necessary scratch paper and pencils for the test.
Score Reports The GRE yields three scores: verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing. Unoffical scores from the verbal and quantitative multiple choice sections are available immediately after the completion of the test on the screen. Official GRE score reports, including scores for the analytical writing section, are mailed to examinees and designated score report recipients within 10-15 days after the test if you choose to type the essays for the analytical writing section on the computer.
More Info! Prospective examinees may download free test preparation software (Microsoft Windows only) for the GRE from ETS.  Additional test preparation materials are available for an additional fee.
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PRAXIS I - Professional Assessment for 
Beginning Teachers

Professional Assessment for Beginning Teachers

Computerized Pre-Professional Skills Test

Description The Praxis series of exams are required for teacher certification in specific jurisdictions.  Missouri no longer uses the Praxis series of exams and has replaced it with the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments.   Contact your state department of education for your requirements.
Eligibility State requirements are on the ETS website at http://www.ets.org/praxis
Registration

The Praxis exams are offered on computer when the computer-based testing office is open.  Registration is done online at the ETS website.


Fees Fees vary depending upon the examination.
Day of Test Examinees are asked to report 30 minutes before start times to allow for check-in procedures. A registered examinee must present a valid identification document on the day of the test to be admitted. A valid driver's license, U.S. passport, state I.D. or military I.D. are acceptable forms of I.D. for U.S. citizens. A valid foreign passport must be presented by citizens of countries other than the U.S. An INS-issued valid "green card" is acceptable with a valid driver's license. No food, drinks or personal belongings are allowed in the testing room. The testing staff will provide the necessary scratch paper and pencils for the test.  
Score Reports Unofficial scores are available at the end of your testing session.  Official scores are usually available online 10-16 days after your exam
More Info! For more information on the Praxis, please visit their web site at www.ets.org/praxis/
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TOEFL - Test of English as a Foriegn 
Language

Test of English as a Foreign Language
Internet Based Testing

Description

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings.

The TOEFL Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication:  speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  The test helps students demonstrate that they have the English skills needed for success.

To succeed academically in English-speaking colleges and universities, students need to be able to combine their language skills in the classroom.  Integrated questions, or "tasks," in the new test will help learners build the skills and confidence needed to communicate effectively in the academic environments they plan to enter.  The new integrated tasks will ask test takers to

  • Read, listen, and then speak in response to a question
  • Listen and then speak in response to a question
  • Read, listen, and then write in response to a question

The new test is about 4 hours long.  The new scores will be reported online.  Test takers will be able to view scores online 15 business days after the test, as well as receive a copy of their score report by mail.

Registration At this time, all registration is online at the TOEFL website, or through the TOEFL Call Center at 1-800-GO-TOEFL, or 1-800-468-6335.  

You must contact the ETS Test Security Office before scheduling an appointment or registering for the test if you are a refugee, an immigrant or registered resident alien, on active military service outside your own country and do not have a passport, or unable to meet the specified identification requirements for any other reason.

You can reach the Test Security Office by phone at
(609) 406-5430, by fax at (609) 406-9709,
or by e-mail at TSReturns@ets.org.

Fees The current fee for the TOEFL IBT is $190. The cost is subject to change.  Additional fees may apply for other services.
Day of Test Examinees are asked to report 30 minutes before start times to allow for check-in procedures. A registered examinee must present a valid foreign passport on the day of the test to be admitted. No food, drinks or personal belongings are allowed in the testing room. The testing staff will provide the necessary scratch paper and pencils for the test.
More Info! Prospective examinees may request additional information by logging on to www.toefl.org.
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