'Highest standards for validity, reliability, and security to be ensured'
Gopal told PTI, "At-home solutions will now be available worldwide for test-takers who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic."
He added, "Precautions are being taken to ensure that the tests students will take from home meet the highest standards for validity, reliability, and security. These tests employ multiple best-in-class security measures that use both real-time human monitoring and artificial intelligence technology."
Home tests 'identical' to those taken at test centers
An official told PTI that the home test would be "identical in content, format, on-screen experience, scoring and pricing as those taken at a test center."
He said usual test features such as the ability to preview/skip questions and review/change answers on the GRE, and the ability to view reading and listening scores at the end of TOEFL will be available to test-takers.
A notification on the ETS website read, "In Mainland China, ETS is working closely with NEEA to accommodate test-takers impacted by test cancellations, including adding test dates once regular testing resumes. We are working to offer at-home testing in Iran as soon as possible."