Who We Are
ETS is a team of education experts, researchers and assessment developers who believe that, through learning, people can improve their situations in life and make incredible contributions to the world. We also believe that by designing our assessments with industry-leading insight, rigorous research and an uncompromising commitment to quality, we can advance equity and help education and workplace communities make informed decisions about people and programs.
Above all else, we are passionate about our mission, which serves as both a north star for our strategy and a pulse-check for everything we do. All of our programs and services are evaluated based on how well they help us achieve this purpose.
Our Mission: To advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services. Our products and services measure knowledge and skills, promote learning and performance, and support education and professional development for all people worldwide.
We internalize and champion principles like quality and equity at every level of the organization and through every interaction. We infuse these principles into everything we do so we can provide valid, meaningful information that stakeholders can count on and that has a positive effect on individuals and institutions worldwide.
We are proud of our 70-year legacy and commitment to make fundamental contributions to the progress of education by enabling opportunity for all learners. And as a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization, we stay true to that heritage of pushing the boundaries of our industry. We do this by driving innovation in assessment and by conducting groundbreaking research that helps individuals, educators and government agencies around the world find new ways to advance learning for all.
Our core team members are:
- Researchers, statisticians and psychometricians
- Test developers
- Leaders in developing performance assessments
- Experts in global assessment
- Education policy specialists
ETS has assisted the NAEP program in introducing numerous psychometric and assessment design innovations over the years.
ETS has been certified by National Quality Assurance (NQA) for its Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). The BCMS safeguards ETS's critical operations and systems as well as the integrity of information entrusted to the organization.
ETS has been certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard by DEKRA Certification, Inc. as a multi-site with the scope: The Design and Delivery of Fair and Valid Educational Assessments and Related Products. This recognizes ETS as having a robust Quality Management System.