PRINCETON, New Jersey, March 27, 2014 / PRNewswire – As undergraduate business programs and campuses continue to expand around the world, ETS has introduced a new way that this international community can measure student learning outcomes and meet accreditation and accountability requirements. The ETS® Major Field Test for the Bachelor’s Degree in Business, formerly available only in the United States, is now available globally.
The Major Field Test for Business is a widely used assessment that has been measuring graduating business students’ mastery of business principles, concepts and knowledge in the United States for nearly 25 years. The assessment provides highly reliable scores and comparative data on business-specific titles from nearly 1,000 U.S. programs and hundreds of thousands of students.
“The benefit for institutions that are establishing programs and campuses around the globe is that they will be able to benchmark performance against established programs within the United States and have all programs share a common measure,” says David Payne, ETS Vice President and COO of Global Education.
The multiple-choice exam consists of 120 questions that are designed to measure a student’s subjective knowledge and ability to apply facts, concepts, theories and analytical methods. The questions represent a wide range of difficulty and assess student achievement levels in nine different content areas.
The questions are strongly aligned to well-accepted and established theories and frameworks, thereby allowing effective cross-program comparison. The Major Field Test for Business also allows schools to add up to 50 additional, locally authored questions to the test. This feature provides the ability to customize the assessment so that the institution can measure elements tailored to the nuances or interests of their unique program, in addition to the core concepts that business students everywhere should know.
“Our goal is to help business students and institutions provide evidence of learning,” says Payne, “regardless of where they are located.”
Non-U.S. institutions are able to administer the Major Field Test for Business at proctored, on-campus locations.
For more information about the ETS Major Field Test for the Bachelor’s Degree in Business, visit http://www.ets.org/mft/about/content/bachelor_business. You can watch the ETS Major Field Tests flash tour at http://www.ets.org/s/mft/2013_mft-tour-v2/mft_demo.html.
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