Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Graduate Record Examinations Board and Its Committees

The Graduate Record Examinations  Board and Its Committees 
GRE, Education, Online Exam, Others, Top Level Exam, Tofel Exam,
The Graduate Record Examinations
Board was formed in 1966 as an independent board and is affiliated with the Association of Graduate
Schools (AGS) and the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). The Board establishes all policies
for the GRE Program, which is administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS In addition,
ETS provides information, technical advice and professional counsel to the Board and develops
proposals to achieve the Board’s program, research and service goals.   GRE Program activities include testing, research, publishing and advisory services. These services are designed to assist graduate
schools/departments and business schools in admissions, guidance and placement, program
evaluation, and selection of fellowship recipients, and to assist students with their transition to
graduate education.   The GRE Board is mindful of the impact of its testing, information, research and services on students, institutions and graduate education, and it recognizes its obligation to ensure that its policies and activities serve the best interests of the entire graduate education community. The GRE Board
strives to equalize higher education opportunities for all students; improve the practices, procedures
and quality of graduate education; and promote maximum utilization of human talents and financial
resources.   The GRE Board consists of 18 appointed members: four AGS appointees, four CGS
appointees and 10 at-large appointees of the Board. In addition, the president of CGS is an ex-officio
member of the Board. There are five standing committees of the GRE Board: (1) the Executive
Committee, which is empowered to make interim decisions and set the agenda for board meetings; (2)
the Research Committee, which establishes longrange planning strategies related to research,
considers proposals for new research, monitors the progress of all research projects and allocates
designated GRE Board funds for research projects; (3) the Services Committee, which monitors all
GRE operating services, maintains a close relationship with graduate students and faculty, and
identifies long-range planning strategies involving the development of new services; (4) the Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion Committee, which considers research proposals and projects, new and ongoing
services and long-range planning strategies for students from underrepresented groups; and (5) the
Finance Committee, which considers and makes recommendations for action on all GRE budget and
finance issues. A list of GRE Board and Committee members is available at
 In addition, the GRE Technical Advisory Committee reviews and discusses technical and
measurement issues related to the GRE Program, advises ETS and the GRE Research Committee on
the issues, reviews the technical quality of GRE research proposals and reports, and reviews the
long-range research plans for the GRE Program. TOEFL  Board In recognition of the fact that a large number of TOEFL  examinees are potential graduate students, a cooperative arrangement for the operation of the program was entered into on July 1, 1973, by ETS, the College Board and the GRE Board. Under this arrangement, a board of 15 members advises ETS on the policies governing the TOEFL program.
Both the College Board and the GRE Board appoint three members to the TOEFL Board to represent the
interests of their respective constituencies. Other Board members represent such groups as graduate
schools of business, community colleges, foreign student advisers, English language teachers and
researchers, nonprofit educational exchange agencies and agencies of the federal government.


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