I am faced with a dilemma after seeing questions like this in online graduate school applications:
I feel that ETS has been seriously unethical in their advertisement of the ScoreSelect option of score reporting.
I took an ETS GRE subject test last April as a junior. As a junior, I had no experience with the online graduate school applications that I do now. I took this exam with no preparation under the assumption that "ETS has the ScoreSelect option, so since I am fortunate enough to have the money to take this test, I ought to take it to have the most exposure I am. After all, with the ScoreSelect option, the schools I apply to won't see my score on this test."
Now that I have begun the online applications for graduate programs, I've become aware that many schools require not only a self-reporting of one's scores within fill-in boxes in the online application as well as the scores sent directly from ETS but also the PDF that ETS provides called the Score Report.
This Score Report contains ALL of a test taker's scores. This document completely negates ETS's mission with the ScoreSelect option of score reporting, and moreover, for ETS to not mention this alongside any advertisement of the ScoreSelect option is seriously unethical. In fact, (having taken some form of an ETS GRE test 4 times I have heard this spoken verbatim 4 times) after testing a GRE exam and outlining the process of cancelling one's score, ETS proctors urge test takers to "seriously consider one's options before opting to cancel one's scores. With ETS's ScoreSelect option you have the option to only report those scores that you wish to report to graduate schools."
The fact that many top tier graduate schools require the score report, ETS is not displaying their ScoreSelect option in an informed way. If ETS does not make the option available to users to make a custom score report PDF, then they have treated a great many test-takers who have this issue very unethically. Particularly, ETS has wronged me in not informing me of this score report policy before registering for a test with little to no preparation, which I did specifically under the umbrella of comfort that the ScoreSelect option provided. In not allowing customization of a customer's score report, ETS has rendered any positive aspects of the ScoreSelect option invalid for those of us who are applying to schools that feature questions like this in their applications.
Can anyone recommend a solution?
EDIT: Here is the document in question (redacted): link