Teacher Licensure and Certification
With increasing demands to demonstrate teacher quality, states and other licensing agencies need reliable tools to accurately measure the skills of their teacher and leadership candidates.
ETS offers a variety of assessments that states and licensing agencies can use in their licensure and certification processes.
These assessments include:
The Praxis Series™ tests measure teacher candidates' knowledge and skills. These tests include the Praxis I® Pre-professional Skills Tests that measure basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics and the Praxis II® Subject Assessments that measure specific content knowledge and teaching skills.
The School Leadership Series was developed to provide a thorough, fair and carefully validated assessment for states to use as part of the licensure process for principals, superintendents and school leaders.
The Washington ProTeach Portfolio is an evidence-based assessment designed for teachers seeking the Washington professional certificate. The ProTeach Portfolio evaluates teachers on their ability to impact student learning as stated in the three standards and 12 criteria for the professional certificate approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).
The ParaPro Assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math of prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction.
ETS works closely with states and the consortia to bring technological innovations to K–12 assessment.
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ETS has assisted the NAEP program in introducing numerous psychometric and assessment design innovations over the years.