ETS takes seriously its obligation to broaden policymakers' understanding of teaching and learning.
Through the work of the ETS Policy Information Center, we help enhance policy discussions with data and insights gleaned from our numerous research reports. Our policy analysts issue reports on a range of issues, including:
- education reform
- access to education
- child and adult literacy
- teacher quality and certification
- education funding
- international comparisons of educational performance
- the achievement gap
- teacher and school leader professional development
We also conduct analyses of learning for government agencies and other public agencies and academic institutions.
Among the most well known is the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Conducted on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, NAEP reports contain a wealth of information on learning in the fourth, eighth and 12th grades.
Sometimes referred to as "the nation's report card," NAEP provides educators and policymakers with an in-depth analysis of educational achievement across the United States and within individual states.
ETS has assisted the NAEP program in introducing numerous psychometric and assessment design innovations over the years.