“Teaching & Learning” Press Releases

Does America Need Pre-K Age 4 National Learning Standards?

June 20, 2016

As the nation mulls over this question, a new report from Educational Testing Service (ETS), explores the benefits and challenges of such an effort just as policymakers and educators work to ensure a strong start for our earliest learners.

New Program Informs Teachers’ Ethical Decision Making

April 18, 2016

Educators engage with the most vulnerable populations and good intentions aren’t enough to drive decisions. Ethics goes beyond a simple right vs. wrong and there is a clear and compelling gap in educators’ professional continuum. Now, the research-based ProEthica program offers educators techniques and strategies for improving awareness of professional risks and vulnerabilities, and for the application of professional ethics in daily decision making.

Register Today for First-Ever TOEFL® MOOC, a Free 6-week Prep Course Designed for Test Takers Worldwide by the Developers of the TOEFL iBT® Test

April 12, 2016

Starting today, you can register for the brand new TOEFL® Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) through edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The course is a unique opportunity for you to prepare for the TOEFL® test and develop English-language skills that universities, agencies and institutions look for in applicants.

Using National Geographic Learning’s ELTeach, Mexico’s Teachers Improve Results, Achieve English-language Education Goals

December 9, 2015

Demonstrating a shared commitment to providing quality professional development for English-language teachers, National Geographic Learning (NGL), Mexican assessment company Review Quality, and five of Mexico'sState Secretaria Educacion Publica (SEPs) are working to improve English-language instruction in several states across northernMexico. The teachers are using ELTeach™, an online professional development, assessment and certificate program developed by NGL in collaboration with US-based Educational Testing Service (ETS).

ETS Launches Praxis ® Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT)

September 22, 2015

Teacher candidates required to submit a teacher performance assessment can now use the Praxis ® Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT) to effectively demonstrate what they know and are able to do in a classroom.

ETS Launches Customized Performance Assessment for Missouri School Leaders

January 29, 2015

Educational Testing Service (ETS) has developed a customized, performance-based assessment for Missouri so that the state can determine the instructional capability of leadership candidates seeking school leader certification.

New Report Offers Latest Research, Strategies for Improving Achievement of Young Hispanic Language Learners

January 21, 2015

In the drive for expanded access to high-quality early education programs, stakeholders need to understand and address the unique learning needs of young Hispanic dual language learners (DLLs), according to a new report from Educational Testing Service (ETS). 

ETS Launches Georgia’s Teacher Leadership Performance-Based Assessment

December 8, 2014

Since ETS administered its first Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE®) assessments in October 2013, in collaboration with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC), the program has continued to evolve. 

ETS Research Behind GlassLab’s Launch of Mars-Based Grade School Game

December 2, 2014

Researchers from Educational Testing Service (ETS) worked with GlassLab and collaborators including NASA and the National Writing Project to develop Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy, a new tablet-based educational game for grades 6–8. 

ETS Administers New Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment

October 2, 2014

ETS, in collaboration with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC), began administering the Georgia Educator Ethics assessment on October 1, 2104.