Placement/Admissions Programs

Measuring student learning is a key part of determining readiness for and placement into advanced-level coursework.

ETS helps institutions create assessments that allow teachers and administrators to gauge whether a student will succeed in a particular class or institution. Along with measuring student abilities for admission into college or a university, these assessments can also be used for decisions on scholarship and funding.

Programs we've constructed for others include:

ACES — Admitted Class Evaluation Service™ >

ACES is a free online service that uses scores from College Board tests to predict how college students will perform generally and how successful they can be in specific classes.

Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) >

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) gives high school students an opportunity to take college-level courses and exams, and earn credit, advanced placement or both for college.

College Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) >

CLEP® is the College Board's credit-by-examination program. It enables students to demonstrate college-level achievement in 34 different subject areas and receive up to two years of college credit.

University of California Application Processing System

ETS manages the application process for the entire University of California system through a single application form, including score matching, data verification and edit reconciliation.

Preliminary SAT®/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) >

ETS administers the PSAT/NMSQT test on behalf of the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. It enables students to practice for the SAT Reasoning Test™ and serves as the qualifying test for national merit scholarship competitions.

SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests >

The College Board's SAT Program consists of the SAT Reasoning Tests and SAT Subject Tests™. The SAT Reasoning Tests are designed to measure critical reading, math and writing skills. The SAT Subject Tests are designed to measure knowledge and skills in particular subject areas.

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Technology-enhanced Assessments

Technology-enhanced AssessmentsETS works closely with states and the consortia to bring technological innovations to K–12 assessment.


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

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