Michigan DOE to use ETS Administrative Assessments for Alternative Route for School Administration Certification
- Jason Baran
- Jason Baran
Princeton, N.J. (November 17, 2011) —
Educational Testing Service will provide its Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (ELAS), School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) to the Michigan Department of Education as a pathway for candidates seeking entry into their School Administrative Alternative Certification Program.
ETS will offer each assessment as part of their regular Praxis™ test administration. In addition, the ELAS, SLLA and SSA are moving to a computer-based format in 2012, providing candidates with immediate, unofficial score results for all multiple-choice items and official score reports within three weeks of testing. There are not, however, immediate, unofficial scores for tests that have constructed-response (SLLA and SSA). There will be unofficial scores for ELAS when it rolls out on computer.
"The Michigan Department of Education is seeking innovative ways to provide its local school administrators with the necessary tools to become exceptional leaders," said Michigan DOE Education Consultant Rajah Smart. "Realizing this drive to cultivate leaders, ETS has been exceptional in ensuring their assessments meet our needs."
"The opportunity to serve the Michigan Department of Education means a great deal to ETS," said ETS Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Teacher Licensure and Certification Linda Tyler. "ETS will provide uncommon service and quality assessments to the educators of the State of Michigan for many years to come."
The Praxis Series™ assessments are the national leader in educator assessment, offering unparalleled portability among states. ETS has more than 60 years of expertise in customizing assessments to meet individual state requirements. With more than 140 educator assessments, ETS covers each state's licensure needs and is the only organization that can assess skills for every educator role in a district, including superintendents, principals, teachers and teachers' assistants.
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® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org