Teaching Quality

Teachers are a major factor in a student's academic performance. At ETS, our goal is to provide research-based learning tools and assessments that can be used to advance quality and equity in learning and teaching.

ETS’s research related to teaching quality is devoted to:

  • improving the conceptual frameworks and proficiency models that undergird assessments of teaching
  • designing, developing and studying assessments of teaching quality
  • advancing scientific knowledge about the nature of teaching quality and how to measure it, concentrating on questions of validity and reliability
  • better understanding the measurement models behind assessments of teaching quality

Visit the Understanding Teacher Quality Research page to view research publications.


How ETS Approaches Testing

Find answers to common questions about the benefits of standardized testing and ETS's dedication to quality and fairness.


NAEP and ETSETS has assisted the NAEP program in introducing numerous psychometric and assessment design innovations over the years.