ETS Resources for Colleges and Universities

ETS understands the ever-increasing demand for valid student learning outcomes, accountability to multiple stakeholders and evidence of student learning. That's why the TouchPoint Assessment Portfolio provides a full array of assessments and services developed to provide reliable metrics you can trust to guide your institution's success.

The resources in our TouchPoint Assessment Portfolio provide actionable data to help you ensure your students are learning and succeeding. Plus, our assessments and services can help you motivate students to perform well and allow you to securely test student learning outcomes in a variety of environments. As a result, you can be confident that your institution is developing the skills that students need to succeed and that you have the high-quality data you need to:

  • support accreditation
  • drive strategic planning
  • demonstrate institution effectiveness
  • improve curriculum
  • improve retention and graduation rates

Learn more about how the TouchPoint Assessment Portfolio can help your institution by reviewing the links below or contacting an ETS advisor.

Measure General Education Skills

HEIghten® Outcomes Assessment Suite
Enhance the effectiveness of your general education student learning outcomes assessment plan with the HEIghten Outcomes Assessment Suite, a comprehensive tool that works alongside your existing internal assessments to support the curriculum review process and meet accreditation and improvement objectives.

This suite of computer-delivered, modular assessments provides the valid and reliable learning outcomes data you need to inform decision making, support your educators and demonstrate the impact they're making in the classroom. Administered on campus or remotely, the HEIghten Outcomes Assessment Suite is easy to implement and customizable.

Available assessments include Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy and Written Communication. Civic Competency & Engagement and Intercultural Competency & Diversity will be available in January 2018.

ETS® Proficiency Profile
The ETS Proficiency Profile assesses four core skill areas — reading, writing, mathematics and critical thinking — in a single, convenient test. The assessment measures and demonstrates student learning while optimizing your time and resources.

Measure Subject Knowledge

ETS® Major Field Tests
The ETS Major Field Tests are innovative undergraduate and MBA outcomes assessments designed to measure the basic knowledge and understanding achieved by students in a major field of study. Going beyond the measurement of factual knowledge, Major Field Tests help you evaluate your students' ability to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material from their major.

Using the comprehensive national data for these assessments, you can evaluate your students' performance and compare your program's effectiveness to programs at similar institutions nationwide.

Inform Placement Decisions and Improve Student Retention

SuccessNavigator® Assessment
The ETS SuccessNavigator assessment can help improve student retention and success. This early warning tool helps to support incoming students. Specially designed to measure proven, noncognitive predictors of college success, the SuccessNavigator assessment delivers instant, easy-to-understand feedback reports that provide a practical plan tailored to each incoming student, so you can recommend courses and actions that will unlock their full potential.

Enhance Assessment Planning

ETS® Assessment Insights Workshops
Designed to help faculty and administrators create effective assessment processes and understand the best practices in measuring student learning outcomes, these workshop sessions can be tailored to address your institution’s unique assessment challenges. Working with their own data, participants can create an assessment plan that optimizes their institutional resources.

ETS offers flexible full- and half-day training options, allowing institutions to select the workshop that best fits their unique needs and goals. Workshop content can cover Fundamentals & New Techniques, Measuring Student Learning, The Assessment Process with Improvement in Mind, Effective Data Use and more.

Survey Students on Course Effectiveness

SIR II Report (Student Instructional Report)
The SIR II course evaluation survey objectively captures students' perceptions of their higher education learning experiences. It helps postsecondary schools assess the quality of educational instruction, reward teaching excellence and strengthen academic programs. It is available online and in paper-and-pencil format. The e-SIR version is designed specifically for distance-learning courses, giving your institution even more flexibility.

Provide Detailed Diagnostic Writing Feedback

Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation Service
The Criterion service is a web-based application that evaluates a student's writing skills and, within seconds, provides diagnostic feedback and a holistic score. Students use the Criterion service to plan, write and revise essays using free online planning templates and writer's handbooks.