ETS Launches Microsite Devoted to the Value of Higher Education
- Tom Ewing
- Tom Ewing
Princeton, N.J. (May 2, 2013) —
In response to recent and ongoing debate over the value, design and future of America's higher education system, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has launched a microsite devoted to exploring these issues and offering a positive platform for discussion.
The ETS Value of Higher Education microsite offers links to current news stories, research reports, resources and lists of upcoming events in higher education. It also offers interested parties the opportunity to join the conversation and follow the latest news and postings via Twitter®, @ValueofHigherEd.
"In working closely with higher education institutions and organizations it is clear to ETS that while the global higher education community is engaged in many exciting and innovative ways in which to continue to deliver value to society, the current climate appears to be focused on what is reportedly 'broken' in higher education," says David Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Higher Education at ETS.
"Higher education remains one of the best investments that society and individuals can make, and it is important to make sure that the coverage of the value of higher education is balanced and deals with all sides of the return on investment issue. This is especially important at a time when there are so many exciting changes in higher education, such as massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the movement toward competency-based models of education," he adds.
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually – including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® test and The Praxis Series™ assessments – in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org
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ETS has assisted the NAEP program in introducing numerous psychometric and assessment design innovations over the years.
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