Dr. Gregory R. AnrigHeaded exam serviceDr. Gregory Richard...


November 16, 1993

Dr. Gregory R. Anrig

Headed exam service

Dr. Gregory Richard Anrig, head of the company that created the aptitude tests taken by millions of students, died Sunday at the Princeton Medical Center. He was 61 and lived in Princeton, N.J.

The company, the Educational Testing Service of Lawrenceville, N.J., said the cause was cancer. The service is the oldest and largest creator of standardized examinations. He had been its president since 1981.

ETS products include the Scholastic Assessment Test, or SAT, which 1.8 million high school students take each year before going to college, and the Graduate Record Examination, which 400,000 students a year take.

Under Dr. Anrig, the service devised ways to assess students and broke ground in computerized examinations.

Just Monday, the company took a major step to end standardized paper-and-pencil tests by introducing a computerized GRE.

The computerized test is optional. But by 1996-1997 students who take it will use computers. Instead of waiting weeks for the results in the mail, students will receive them at the end of the test by pushing computer keys.

There is no date for computerizing the SAT.

He was born in Englewood, N.J. He graduated from Western Michigan University and earned master's and doctorates in teaching at Harvard University.

After starting as a junior high school teacher, he was a principal in White Plains, N.Y. In the 1960s, he worked in the Office of Education in Washington. As a commissioner in Massachusetts from 1973 to 1981, he worked to desegregate the schools in Boston and 16 other cities.

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