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May 20, 2016 News Press Release

ETS Launches 2016 TOEFL® Scholarship Program in India

ETS to award 15 scholarships valued at US $105,000 for academic study in 2016–2017

Educational Testing Service (ETS) will award a total of US$105,000 in TOEFL® scholarships to exceptional students in India who have proven their academic excellence. The TOEFL Scholarships and Giving program supports a variety of educational initiatives aimed at helping students worldwide achieve their academic goals. The program in India recognizes TOEFL test takers who are in pursuit of undergraduate or graduate study in India or abroad. 

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May 17, 2016

Some Thoughts on the Future of College Assessment

The growth of higher education institutions’ investment in resources to evaluate student learning is evidence of a shift on campuses from assessment to meet accreditation requirements to assessment to improve educational offerings to students. As a former tenured professor, I understand the importance of having strong faculty involvement to sustain and have a fruitful assessment program.

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May 16, 2016 News Press Release

Study: To Close the Achievement Gap, Close the Resource Gap.

Income-achievement gaps now far surpass racial-achievement gaps.

A key strategy to improving educational outcomes and closing achievement gaps for children from low-income families is improving state finance systems to ensure equitable funding and increased access to resources, according to a new study from Educational Testing Service (ETS).

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May 12, 2016 Coverage

Who’s Behind SLO Assessment Creation?

Behind each question on a standardized exam are researchers who painstakingly develop, analyze and assess every element of the test. To researchers and assessment advisors like Lydia Liu, Javarro Russell and Katrina Roohr, each question is a small brushstroke that paints a portrait of how well America’s higher education system is preparing students for the 21st century economy.

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May 03, 2016 Video

Today, We Say, “Thank You.”

One day during class, Mr. Mills told his students, “The expert at anything was once a beginner, so you need to just start.” Today, one of those students, Lisa Brooks, is well on her way to becoming an expert in her field. Lisa now works at Educational Testing Service and uses her teacher’s advice to continually look for opportunities to learn and grow in her career. But Lisa, like all other students and beginners, wouldn’t have met success without her teacher’s support and guidance at the outset.

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