A few details not mentioned on the ETS website were announced by ETS CEO Amit Sevak in China today. Those include:
Official practice sets with AI scoring will be provided free to test-takers.
The actual date that scores will be reported will be given to test-takers when they finish the test.
Test registration will be faster and easier.
ETS will be “more proactive” when it comes to communication with test-takers.
There are many unanswered questions. Hopefully I can add some answers to these questions in the days ahead.
Will the test be easier or harder? My guess is that the test will be the same difficulty level. A shorter test isn’t necessarily an easier test. ETS always tries to maintain a consistent difficulty across every version of the test.
Will My Best Scores still be included? Yes! ETS has confirmed this.