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Princeton, N.J. (October 13, 2020) – ETS, a global leader in educational measurement and a learning solutions organization, today announced a new partnership with RANDA Solutions, a software provider that enables educators to store critical information in a digital wallet, that will provide teachers with unparalleled access to their Praxis ® test scores for sharing with institutions and employers. This option is available in addition to regular score requests which educators can access through their Praxis tests accounts.
The new partnership will enable educators to have streamlined access to their digital records through the RANDA platform including the ability to share test scores for key assessments like the Praxis tests, accreditations and certifications, as well as the ability to electronically transfer this data.
“Our partnership with RANDA provides educators with an innovative tool that supports their unfettered access to their Praxis test scores and more using a digital wallet,” said E. Wyatt Gordon, Executive Director of the Professional Educator Programs at ETS. “The RANDA digital teacher wallet enables today’s educators to use cutting edge technology to make it easier to house and share their credentials for personal and professional opportunities.”
The Praxis tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process that is required by many states and professional licensing organizations throughout the United States.
“Teacher Wallet allows teachers to have the freedom they need to safely and easily store their educator credentials so that they can spend their time focused on teaching, not paperwork,” said Marty Reed, CEO and Futurist of RANDA. “Our partnership with ETS guarantees that the critical certifications teachers’ rely when beginning their careers is a key component of the RANDA teacher wallet portfolio.”
Teacher Wallet allows educators to securely store and conveniently access all of their educator license supports through one online platform. Teacher Wallet also enables the collection, storage and delivery of license supports and creative property, including:
For more information on how to access the RANDA teacher wallet, educators can visit https://randasolutions.com/the-wallet-by-randa/.
For more information on Praxis tests, visit https://www.ets.org/s/cv/praxis/at-home/.
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 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org
For 20 years, RANDA has provided teacher effectiveness systems to state level systems. They continue to mature their platforms to meet the needs of modern education systems. Solutions include roster verification, student claiming, observation and evaluation, licensure, salary, and the creation of an overall teacher portfolio. Currently RANDA platforms impact approximately 10% of the teaching population in the United States. RANDA wants to grow its ability to solve teacher frustrations. “We know teachers want to make a difference for as many students as possible. Providing this new functionality to existing platforms allows them to do just that,” says Reed.