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GMAC™ Test-Prep Event Draws Full House in New York

A GMAC briefing on the transition of the GMAT exam to new vendors drew an enthusiastic response from the test-preparation community. The event was held March 17 in New York City.

The agenda included a description of improvements to the test-taking experience and GMAT score reporting that will accompany the switch by GMAC to new test vendors. GMAC staff also described the limited free summer testing program due to occur later this year in preparation for the transition to the new vendors in January 2006.

In addition, GMAC Chief Psychometrician Larry Rudner fielded a host of questions about the underpinnings of the computer algorithm that scores the test. He emphasized that candidates must complete every question on the GMAT exam; skipping a question is not an option, and test takers are best advised to make an educated guess if they are unsure of an answer.

GMAC expects to hold another briefing for test-prep organizations later in 2005, when the transition will be further along. Details on this event will be released when they are available.

For the latest on the GMAT transition, visit www.gmac.com and continue to read Graduate Management News.

 

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