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Important Information for Test Takers Who Plan to Take the POWERPREP® Practice Tests with Accommodations

With the POWERPREP® practice tests, you'll experience a simulation of the actual computer-delivered GRE® General Test that includes the test-taker friendly design features you'll encounter on test day, like moving back and forth between questions and changing answers within a section. The practice tests also provide the following accommodations that simulate the experience of testing with accommodations:

  • extended time
  • extra breaks
  • screen magnification
  • selectable colors
  • screen reader and refreshable braille compatibility (only offered with POWERPREP Online)

To ensure you have as authentic an experience as possible when taking the practice tests, we recommend that you use Google Chrome, and select only those accommodations for which you have been or may be approved for when taking the actual test.

Additional Set-Up

For certain accommodations, additional set-up on your device may be required. Please read the following information carefully before proceeding. If your accommodation requires the installation of the Practice Test Software, you will need a Practice Session Number and Passcode. To obtain this information, go to the Shop for Test Preparation section in your ETS Account to access the POWERPREP practice tests. Your practice session number and passcode will be provided after your accommodation(s) selection is made.

Extended Time (1.5 or 2x)

  • No additional set-up required
  • Available for PC and Mac systems

Extra Breaks

  • No additional set-up required
  • Available for PC and Mac® systems

Selectable Colors and Screen Magnification (ZoomText®)

System Requirements:

  • Only compatible with PC systems
  • Windows® 7 and above (Windows 8 does not support ZoomText version 10)
  • Physical memory: 1GB dedicated graphics RAM (0.5 GB free space)
  • 0.1GB of free disk space
  • Administrator privileges required to install the necessary software

Additional Information:

  • This special version of ZoomText will not work independently of the GRE POWERPREP practice tests.
  • If you already have an existing version of ZoomText, it is not necessary to remove it from your computer before installing this version of ZoomText.
  • If you normally use screen magnification software, it will not work with the GRE POWERPREP practice tests.

Note: If you are a Mac user who needs selectable colors or magnification accommodations, you will need to use your own screen color and/or magnification software when taking a practice test.

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Screen Reader and Refreshable Braille Compatibility (currently only available for POWERPREP Online)

System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 and above
  • Physical memory: 1 GB dedicated graphics RAM (0.5 GB free space)
  • 0.1GB of free disk space
  • Administrator privileges required to install the necessary software
  • JAWS 18 recommended (not included)

Additional Materials:

  • Braille supplements, which include tactile graphics, are available for use with your practice test. To get this material, contact Disability Services at stassd@ets.org
  • Before starting your practice test, review the following materials:
    • Instructions for Supplement Booklets — This document provides instructions for handling your supplemental materials and identifying the appropriate supplemental booklets as you navigate through your practice test(s).
    • Help for JAWS® Screen Reader Users — Help screens are available in the practice tests and in the actual test to assist you in navigating the test. This document will familiarize you with the different elements you will encounter in the test and the JAWS keystrokes you can use to interact with them. Due to the secure testing environment, some advanced functions of JAWS may not be available during the actual test.

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