“K-12 & Adult Education” Press Releases

ETS Introduces Praxis® Tests at Home Solution for Teacher Candidates

May 14, 2020

ETS, a global leader in educational measurement and learning solutions, announced today the introduction of an at home testing solution for the Praxis ® tests. This option is available in addition to regular testing, which remains limited across the United States due to COVID-19 impacts. Teacher-candidates can begin registering for Praxis tests at home on Friday, May 15 for testing beginning Monday, May 18. The launch of the at home solution coincides with the reopening of select Prometric® testing centers that will offer limited seating capacity.

ETS Launches Relay Reader™ Digital Reading App

May 7, 2020

To further underscore ETS’s commitment to help improve literacy levels in the United States, the organization has launched Relay Reader™, a digital reading app built by research scientists in its Research & Development (R&D) division.

Teaching Quality’s Missing Link

June 17, 2019

When it comes to their child’s performance, parents have a rich trove of information, including grades on homework assignments, report card results, statewide standardized testing, and much more. But something vital is missing — the quality of teaching in the classroom.

Lillian M. Lowery Named New Vice President of ETS’s Student and Teacher Assessments

August 23, 2018

Lillian M. Lowery, former Maryland State Superintendent of Schools and Delaware Secretary of Education, has been appointed vice president of Student and Teacher Assessments at Educational Testing Service (ETS). The appointment is effective Sept. 4.

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.

An Examination of Opt-Out

June 9, 2016

As the 2016 testing season winds down and educators look toward implementing the new Every Student Succeeds Act, debates over testing policies and practices continue. One of those debates received national attention starting in 2015, led by organized groups of parents removing their children from testing, referred to as the Opt-Out movement.

Illinoisans Now Get to Choose Their High School Equivalency Test

June 2, 2016

For the first time in Illinois history, residents can choose what test they take on their path towards earning the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate. The Illinois Community College Board recently approved the HiSET® exam to be administered throughout the state.

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

May 16, 2016

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).

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.