Princeton, N.J., and Mountain View, Calif. (June 21, 2018) — To help aspiring teachers succeed and to bolster the pipeline of future teachers, the nonprofit organizations ETS and Khan Academy announced a partnership today to develop free test prep for the Praxis® Core tests, key exams for many candidates entering teacher preparation programs.
The goal of free prep for the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests is to help level the playing field for all teacher candidates.
“ETS is committed to expanding diversity, equity and opportunity in the teacher pipeline,” said Walt MacDonald, ETS President and CEO. “To do this we’re focusing our attention on the need to further support our teacher candidates by making sure that they have access to free tools and resources that enable them to succeed.”
With the Praxis Core tests prep from Khan Academy and ETS, aspiring teachers will gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed on test day and beyond — all for free. The program will be available in spring 2019.
Free prep for the Praxis Core tests will diagnose each teacher candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. Each user will then receive a personalized study plan beginning at the user’s starting point and progressing right up to test day. The user will be guided through a series of in-depth instructional materials, including practice questions, videos, and tips, that meet the user’s unique needs in terms both of subject matter and time available to study the materials covered by the test.
“We’re delighted to work with ETS on the important goal of leveling the playing field for all aspiring teachers,” said Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy. “We think free
Praxis Core tests prep will bring many more candidates from diverse backgrounds into the teacher pipeline. We can’t wait to help them succeed.”
The Praxis Core tests prep will be Khan Academy’s third free and official test prep program for benchmark standardized exams.
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC ® tests, the GRE ® tests and The Praxis Series ® assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 10,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org
About Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We offer practice problems and instructional videos and articles on a range of academic subjects, including math, biology, chemistry, physics, history, economics, finance, grammar, preschool learning, and more. We provide teachers with tools and data so they can help their students develop the skills, habits, and mindsets for success in school and beyond. Khan Academy offers free personalized SAT practice in partnership with the College Board and free personalized LSAT prep in collaboration with the Law School Admission Council. Khan Academy has been translated into dozens of languages, and 15 million people around the globe learn on Khan Academy every month. For more information, visit khanacademy.org, or join us on Facebook®, Twitter®, and Instagram®.