Complaint: Date December 11, 2017 Formal complaint: ETS testing services- no consideration for students, seeking advanced education. The company is responsible for administering and charging a fee to take the graduate record exam, otherwise known as the GRE test. There are problems with the general test, the general test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study, ETS claims that the test closely aligns with the types of skills that are required for success in todayu2019s demanding graduate and business school programs, however, the test is baseu2019s and his preset to screen out ethnic minorities as example, there is an achievement gap that separates communities by race and income, of course, if you canu2019t pay for the test, youu2019ll never get to take it. You canu2019t go to a graduate school. The achievement gap between ethnic groups has widened, specifically, people of color. There are documenting gaps and achievements among students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also has to do with family income levels and other closely knit community situations, you can expect somebody from a poor background to know something or be familiar with the same type of information is a person from a more wealthier background, there are no oversights or regulations to see that minority students, or any other students take a test of any kind on affair and level playing field. For example, the graduate record exam is an aptitude test that is administered to holders of a bacheloru2019s degree, to help determine that they are capable for advancement to a Masteru2019s degree. The test has no federal or state oversight based on my current information. It is just a general test set up to suck money out of students that normally would not pass this type of test anyway, as the test is geared for a wealthy person from a highly educated background. This is not mean that minority students would fail in a graduate program, all it means is there being charged to take a test that 90% of the time they would not pass anyway because the test doesnu2019t take in the consideration the ethnic cultural backgrounds of where these minority students come from. Depending on the field of study. The test should be given in the personu2019s field of study. Example a nursing student should be taken at GRE that is directly tailored for nursing practices, a mechanical engineer should take a test that is tailored to mechanical engineering and etc. the general tests proves nothing. It is just set up for some new political agenda to suck more money out of students and has no federal or state oversight to make sure these tests are being fairly administered, another example, and an ethnic minority took the test and received a low score. This was the general test. This test was taken in 2014, the same student was given a chance in a Masteru2019s degree program, even though they did not have a 3.0 GPA average, because the student had become accustomed to and was trained at gathering and manipulating information in the technology based environment. This same student completed a graduate program earned a Masteru2019s degree, and the GPA was 4.0. This being the case, this proves that the general test is nothing more than an established fad, to attract students or manipulate students into paying for a test that they may not really need The same company was sued around 1995 for discrimination of an employee. The case was heard in United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit Court case number 96 u20135067, and a decision was given November 14, 1996, in this case it was age discrimination, in other cases, it had been accusations of cheating, by test takers and ETS remove their test scores and destroyed the test book, booklets, the court found that ETS testing services had violated specific laws and utilized sneaky tactics to high critical information about testing scores. It is my opinion that the GRE general tests, was established, to cheat students out of money for a specified test that is really not necessary, since a lot of schools do not require a GRE test. The company is trying to make a mark or establish a common general item that people will get used to, or be programmed thinking that they have to take the GRE test which is not true. Is making it harder for students to apply to graduate schools, another example is if you donu2019t score a certain amount of points, ETS wonu2019t even send a test to the school. This is discriminatory since the school doesnu2019t really care what the grade point averages on the test, are they only need the tests for administrative purposes, and they use other methods to determine whether you will be accepted into your graduate program are not, ETS appears to have set up a moneymaking extraction system over the years to get money out of students. If you think about it, you donu2019t really need a GRE test score. If you apply to a school, no GRE test score and the school accepts you if you donu2019t maintain the grades, the school may dismiss you from the program anyway. Regardless, if you turned in a GRE test scores are not, depending on the school. Some will accept GPA of 2.0 other schools may be a little higher and want a GPA of 2.50 if we keep going on. Other schools may require a GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 3.5 depends on the school regardless of what you GPA was or the school you apply to if the school decides they want to take a chance on you and let you win. Thatu2019s when you have to prove yourself. Because if you donu2019t whether you submitted the GRE tests or not, the school can still remove you from the program, based on what Iu2019ve seen the GRE test is a waste of time and a waste of students money into me students are being ripped off to take a test, that really proves nothing. The analytics are wrong and the person who designed the tests didnu2019t take into consideration of ethnic backgrounds of minority students, Regardless of where they come from. Another example is a white male student took a test, and it was explained to me that the test involved African-American studies and Native American studies and other ethnic studies, when the test was over. The student said he did not pass, not this was unfair to this student because he was never exposed, to African, American, nor Native American culture in depth, however, he was an expert with mechanics, and he should have been given the test in his field of expertise, but yet after paying about over $100 to take the test, he lost $100. If we do this mathematically, and ETS testing services takes $100 from 1 million students every year. Thatu2019s $100 million per year that they have just ripped off from students, so my opinion is donu2019t waste your time taken the GRE test. References Understanding the achievement gap education issue 2007 United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit Jeffrey a Mints versus educational testing services, case number 965067 judgment November 14, 1996 GRE general information bulletin 2017 2018 www.ETS or G/GRE Structure of the US education system, standardized test, US Department of Education

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