Archive for February, 2011

Customer Feedback

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

We love helping our students meet their test day goals and really enjoy hearing feedback like the following response to our GRE customer satisfaction survey:

“I ordered two practice tests. One I did very well on, the other not so good. The experience of taking the timed tests helped me prepare for my GRE and I was able to meet my goals on test day.”

GMAT Practice Tests Update

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

CATPrep has released a major update to their computer adaptive test offerings for the GMAT. This latest release of the CATPrep GMAT Simulator includes performance enhancements and generally improved user experience for students with Adobe’s Flash Player 10 and above. It comes complete with pools of original authentic questions, from the quantitative, verbal, and AWA sections of the GMAT. The software also features performance-based question selection algorithms, an accurate scoring engine, and the ability to run on all major computer operating systems.

CATPrep, an online educational software and services provider, today announced the immediate availability of their latest GMAT Simulator software. Created to ease post-exam review of completed simulated GMAT sessions, the new simulator software raises the bar for realistic reproductions of the computer adaptive Graduate Management Admission Test by featuring exclusive performance-based question selection algorithms that accurately simulate the real computer-based GMAT by selecting each subsequent question from a pool of questions of varying difficulty based on the current performance of the test-taker.

The new simulator distinguishes itself further by including original & authentic questions encompassing the quantitative, verbal, and Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) sections of the GMAT. The simulator’s user-interface was designed to closely resemble the true GMAT “look and feel” by replicating the controls and interface of the real exam using platform independent Adobe Flash technology which enables the Simulator to run on all major operating systems.

“Our simulator targets prospective graduate school candidates who have already completed their individual review regimens,” said Cindy Anderson, project manager, and project lead for the CATPrep GMAT Simulator. “Most of our students are seeking a comprehensive simulation of the GMAT that enables them to practice their test-taking strategies and techniques in an realistic environment. By providing feedback for various strategies and time-management techniques, our practice tests help our students achieve their maximum possible score when it matters most…the day they sit for the real exam.”

Follow this link for a comprehensive list of features or to download a free version of CATPrep GMAT Simulator software.

GRE Practice Tests Update

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

CATPrep has released a major update to their computer adaptive test offerings for the general Graduate Record Exam. This latest release of the CATPrep GRE Test Simulator includes performance enhancements and generally improved user experience for students with Adobe’s Flash Player 10 and above. It comes complete with pools of original authentic questions, from the quantitative, verbal, and AWA sections of the GRE. The software also features performance-based question selection algorithms, an accurate scoring engine, and the ability to run on all major computer operating systems.

CATPrep, an online educational software and services provider, today announced the immediate availability of their latest GRE Test Simulator software. Created to ease post-exam review of completed simulated GRE sessions, the new simulator software raises the bar for realistic reproductions of the computer adaptive Graduate Record Examination by featuring exclusive performance-based question selection algorithms that accurately simulate the real computer-based GRE by selecting each subsequent question from a pool of questions of varying difficulty based on the current performance of the test-taker.

The new simulator distinguishes itself further by including original & authentic questions encompassing the quantitative, verbal, and Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) sections of the GRE. The simulator’s user-interface was designed to closely resemble the true GRE “look and feel” by replicating the controls and interface of the real exam using platform independent Adobe Flash technology which enables the Simulator to run on all major operating systems.

“Our simulator targets prospective graduate school candidates who have already completed their individual review regimens,” said Cindy Anderson, project manager, and project lead for the CATPrep GRE Simulator. “Most of our students are seeking a comprehensive simulation of the GRE that enables them to practice their test-taking strategies and techniques in an realistic environment. By providing feedback for various strategies and time-management techniques, our practice tests help our students achieve their maximum possible score when it matters most…the day they sit for the real exam.”

Follow this link for a comprehensive list of features or to download a free version of CATPrep GRE Test Simulator software.

Revised GRE Test Preparation Materials in Accessible Formats

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

ETS has published information concerning the availability of materials in accessible formats for the revised #GRE to be release this August. Test takers with qualifying disabilities should review this page for more details.

ETS offers discount on registration fee for the new GRE

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

ETS is offering special savings of 50% off the normal registration fee for the Graduate Record Exam if you decide to sit for their revised General Test between August 1 and September 30, 2011. This 50% discount is offered to encourage students to sit for the revised GRE during a window when scores will be delayed for up to several months – so plan your registration dates accordingly if you intend to take advantage of the offer!

Resolving Error #1010

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

If you receive a message indicating an error #1010 while our software is running, then it is very likely that our software is unable to save your progress to your local hard drive. This will prevent you from restarting if you quit before completing your test for any reason.

Hundreds of students use our software daily and it works flawlessly for the vast majority of them – of course every setup is potentially different and some errors are unavoidable. But have no fear, our support team is here to help.

To fix this error, first close all other applications and insure that your web browser is the only application running. This reduces the chance that another application could interfere with the Adobe Flash Player plugin that our tests rely upon.

In addition to insuring we are the only software running when you launch a simulated test – you should insure you are running the latest version of Adobe’s Flash Player by visiting their website here.

When you follow that link, you’ll be offered a free upgrade to the latest flash player available. Please install it and then restart as applicable. If you continue to encounter the error #1010, please contact our support team directly by opening a support ticket or through email.