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At ETS, we're listening to educators, parents and policymakers. We're learning from sound research. And we're leading the effort to achieve both informed public policy and informed educational practice.
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World-Class Teachers for All Our Learners
ETS President Kurt Landgraf continues his discussion of the important issues facing American educators in the latest installment of his popular opinion column. Read it now.
Join us for an important conversation about testing ...
Talk With Parents
Across the country, parents and taxpayers have sent a clear message to policy-makers: Improve schools to make sure our children have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Spend more if necessary, taxpayers say, but require schools to produce results.
Policy-makers have responded by setting rigorous standards and testing students on a regular basis; by holding teachers, administrators and school boards responsible for student achievement; and by giving parents the information they need to judge the results for themselves.
Parents, teachers and others have many questions about how tests are used as a tool to improve public education. How are the tests developed? Are they fair to all segments of our diverse student population? How are the results used? How can students, parents and teachers prepare for tests? And most importantly, do the tests improve student learning?
ETS is sponsoring a public dialogue on these and other issues related to testing. This conversation aims to accomplish two goals: We want to answer the public's questions about testing, and we want to create a partnership to help us all use test results to improve the academic performance of all students.
A nonprofit company, ETS is the world's most experienced educational testing and measurement organization. We give and score millions of tests every year in the United States and 200 other countries. We have a special obligation to inform - and enhance - the public debate and discussion on issues surrounding testing, teaching, and learning.
We also have an obligation - and a responsibility - to listen closely to the public we serve - to students, parents and teachers. Our mission is to make schools better for all students.
We welcome your participation in this conversation. Send us your questions. Together, we can help our kids learn and achieve more.
President and CEO
Educational Testing Service
Kurt M. Landgraf, President & CEO, ETS, advertisement
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