The ETS® Personal Potential Index (ETS® PPI) for ADEA is a web-based system for evaluating the personal attributes of applicants to advanced dental education programs. The ETS® PPI allows you the opportunity to provide evidence of a broader range of your capabilities. You select evaluators - typically faculty members or supervisors - to evaluate you on the following six dimensions that are considered critical for success in advanced dental education programs:

  • Knowledge and Creativity
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Planning and Organization
  • Ethics and Integrity

There are 24 questions (four for each of the six dimensions), plus an overall evaluation rating. Evaluators provide ratings for each of the questions and for the overall evaluation. In addition, they may add comments for each dimension and for the overall evaluation. ETS creates an ETS® PPI Evaluation Report that incorporates the ratings and comments and sends it to ADEA PASS. It is a composite report of 3-5 individual evaluations by evaluators you select.

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