July 2013

Smart Education & ETS successfully completed the TOEFL® Primary Field Tests for Students in Hong Kong & Macao

Executive Summary/Press Release

July 2013

Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Smart Education are pleased to announce that we have recently completed an important research project on the TOEFL® Primary™ assessment. The TOEFL Primary assessment is a paper-based reading and listening test as well as a computer-based speaking test for students ages 8–12.

The TOEFL Primary field testing was conducted in April and May 2013 to over 4,000 students in 19 countries. The field test provides extremely valuable information so that the TOEFL Primary test can launch successfully (tentatively Q4 in 2013).

Five hundred students from 20+ primary schools in Hong Kong and Macao participated in the TOEFL Primary field test. The following summarizes the results of students from Hong Kong and Macao:

About ETS

At ETS, our experts in research and assessment help individuals, educators, and government agencies around the world find new ways to advance learning through customized, innovative assessment solutions.

Our goal is to design tests that help to advance quality and equity in education worldwide. We are now the world’s largest private educational testing and measurement organization, and we continue, through rigorous research, to create high-quality assessments. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.

In 2012, ETS administered 8 million English-language assessments through our TOEFL and TOEIC assessment programs. ETS English-language assessments are used by more than 22,000 organizations in 150 countries, set the international standard and offer comprehensive and reliable tools to measure the English-proficiency skills of individuals from around the world.

If you have any questions regarding the TOEFL Primary field test, please feel free to contact Smart Education at info@MySmartEDU.com or call our General Manager, Ms. Elsa Tsang, at +852 2851 3822 (HK) / +853 6261 6000 (Macao)


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