Ets Standard Arbitration Agreement

The ETS strives to report results that accurately reflect the performance of each test participant. As a result, the SCEA standards and procedures for conducting tests have two main objectives: to give test participants equivalent opportunities to demonstrate their abilities and to prevent participants from enjoying an unfair advantage over others. In order to promote these objectives, the ETS reserves the right to cancel any test result, whether already reported or not, and to take other measures that the ETS deems appropriate, including prohibiting the participant from performing a future TEST of the ETS and referring the case to law enforcement if the ETS considers that there is an irregularity of the tests; there is a clear discrepancy in the identification of a test participant; the test participant may have committed a fault, including, but not limited to, the participation of another person in the test for him/her, obtaining inadequate access to test questions or answers, disclosing test questions or answers to third parties, plagiarism or copying or communicating; or the score is not valid for another reason. The arbitration procedure is intended only as an independent review of the ETS`s decision that there is substantial evidence of repeal. This verification is based on documents only. Accordingly, the arbitrator shall only verify the information submitted to the SCEA Review Committee when the SCEA has decided to annul the results. Therefore, trial participants should not provide, during the arbitration procedure, information that has not been submitted to the verification committee within the time limit laid down. The ETS strives to perform tests under safe standard conditions that provide test participants with equivalent opportunities to demonstrate their capabilities. .

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