PRINCETON, N.J., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Now available on the App Store, the first-ever official GRE® test prep mobile app brings the most accurate and informative preparation to test takers on the go. The app allows users to quiz themselves, receive category-specific results for tracking progress and even track the days until their test date. Based on The Official Guide to the GRE® revised General Test, 2nd Edition, the new app gives users access to authentic test questions, answers and explanations, plus valuable test-taking tips and strategies.
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“We developed this app because test day confidence and readiness are high on test takers’ priority lists,” says Dawn Piacentino, Director of Communications and Services for the GRE Program at ETS. “With so many people planning to take the GRE revised General Test to apply to graduate and business schools around the world, this app lets them bring the test experts with them wherever they go.”
At just $4.99, the app starter pack features an overview of the GRE revised General Test with 50 real test questions, valuable tips for answering each question type and writing tasks with sample responses and scoring guides. The in-app expansion pack, available for $19.99, features 250 additional real test questions, additional writing tasks, as well as a GRE Math Review. As a complement to the already popular test prep tools including The Official Guide — available in eBook and print formats, the GRE® Success Starter video, and the free POWERPREP® II software, the app adds to the index of test prep tools designed to help test takers prepare for test day.
On test day, individuals who prepared for the test using tools from ETS, the test maker, will be familiar with the test-taker friendly design features. These features include the ability to preview questions, skip questions and change answers — all within a section — giving test takers the freedom to use more of their own test-taking strategies. And, with the new ScoreSelect(SM)option, test takers can now decide which GRE scores from their reportable history to send to their designated institutions, a feature not available on any other graduate or business school admissions test in the world. “We have provided all of these options so test takers can use the tools that best fit their needs and help boost their confidence,” adds Piacentino.
The Official GRE® Guide app was developed by gWhiz and co-published by ETS and McGraw-Hill. “This app provides a dynamic new way to study and prepare for the GRE test,” says Philip Ruppel, president of McGraw-Hill Professional. “Offering a superb user experience for students, it represents an exciting new development in our partnership with ETS in publishing Official Test guides.”
To learn more about the Official GRE Guide app and the full array of official GRE test preparation tools from the test maker, visit http://www.ets.org/gre/prepare . To purchase the mobile app for iPhone® and iPad® devices today, visit the App Store(SM). App version for Android platform coming soon.
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. 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. http://www.ets.org
Launched in 2008, gWhiz has established itself as a leading provider of engaging mobile educational applications. The company is focused on developing innovative educational software to foster a lifetime of learning for professionals and students of all ages. With hundreds of titles currently available on many platforms including Apple’s iOS devices, Android (including the Kindle Fire and Nook), BlackBerry, and Netbooks, the company’s depth of experience is unmatched in the industry. gWhiz believes that contemporary mobile technology provides a unique opportunity to offer powerful, entertaining, on-the-go learning and student collaboration tools. For more information, go to http://www.gwhizmobile.com or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.
About McGraw-Hill Professional
McGraw-Hill Professional, a division of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the medical, technical, and business communities. Its offerings include reference and certification books for all professional and educational disciplines and online solutions on medical and health, engineering, business, and scientific topics. For more information, visit http://www.mhprofessional.com.
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The Company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. For additional information, visit http://www.mheducation.com .
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