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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.

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