ETS® Proficiency Profile Score Reports

Individual ETS® Proficiency Profile test results for online administrations are available immediately after the test administration. Aggregate reporting for online administrations is available after the testing cohort has been closed.

Results and reporting for paper-and-pencil administrations are available online approximately three weeks after receipt at ETS.

Standard Reports

Below are descriptions of the free downloadable ETS Proficiency Profile reports.

Note: Scores are summarized and reported in a variety of reports depending on the test format. A minimum of 30 students with valid results is required to run reports for the Abbreviated form. This minimum can be achieved in a single cohort or by combining cohorts.

Summary of Scaled Scores

  • Provides means, medians, standard deviations, quartiles and confidence limits for the total scaled score as well as for both skills and context area scaled scores
  • Can be based on a cohort or combination of cohorts and can be filtered by class level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.)

See sample of the Summary of Scaled Scores.

Roster of Scaled Scores

Summary of Proficiency Classifications

  • Includes a table and a graph showing the percentages of the group classified as "proficient," "marginally proficiency" or "not proficient" at each of the three criterion-referenced proficiency levels in each of the skill areas
  • Can be based on a cohort or combination of cohorts and can be filtered by class level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)

See sample of the Summary of Proficiency Classifications.

Roster of Proficiency Classifications

Standard form:

  • Provides a criterion-referenced proficiency classification for each student at each of the three criterion-referenced proficiency levels in each of the skill areas
  • Can be based on a cohort or combination of cohorts and can be filtered by class level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)

See sample of the Roster of Proficiency Classifications.

Abbreviated form:

This report is not available for the Abbreviated form.

Scaled Score Distribution (Skills)

  • Provides graphs showing the distribution of students across the scaled score range in each of the four skills subscore areas
  • Can be based on a cohort or combination of cohorts and can be filtered by class level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)

See sample of the Scaled Score Distribution (Skills).

Scaled Score Distribution (Academic Area)

  • Provides graphs showing the distribution of students across the scaled score range in each of the three context subscore areas
  • Can be based on a cohort or combination of cohorts and can be filtered by class level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)

See sample of the Scaled Score Distribution (Academic Area).

Scaled Score Distributions Total

  • Provides a graph showing the distribution of students across the scaled score range for the total scaled score
  • Can be based on a cohort or combination of cohorts and can be filtered by class level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)

See sample of the Scaled Score Distributions Total.

Demographic Analysis Report*

  • Provides means and standard deviations for the total scaled score as well as for both skills and context area scaled scores for groups of students based on their responses to demographic information questions
  • Report can be based on a cohort or combination of cohorts

See sample of the Demographic Analysis Report.

Note about the Abbreviated form: This report provides data at a subgroup level. A minimum of 10 students is required to display data for a subgroup.

Essay Reports

The following reports are available to institutions that administer the ETS Proficiency Profile with an optional essay.

Roster of Essay Scores

  • Provides a score for each student completing an essay as well as click-through access to view the actual response
  • Can be based on a cohort or combination of cohorts

See sample of the Roster of Essay Scores.

Group Student Essay Report

  • Provides the mean and standard deviation for essay scores for your group of test takers as well as the percent of students scoring at each score point on the scoring rubric and the associated percentiles
  • Can be based on a cohort or combination of cohorts

See sample of the Group Student Essay Report.

Premium Report Subscriptions

At the click of a mouse, you'll receive customizable data to help further evaluate your program and make it even better. The data reports listed below are available through an annual subscription. You can choose from individual subscriptions for unlimited access to a particular report or a bundled package that includes access to all three premium reports. Find out more about subscription options.

Item Information Report

  • Provides a question-by-question analysis of your students’ performance on the test including a comparison to the larger reference group
  • Includes both the norm-referenced scaled score and criterion-referenced proficiency classification to which each question contributes as well as a description of the construct measured by each question
  • Can be used for curriculum improvement, accreditation purposes and continuous improvement initiatives

Note: A minimum of 50 students who have taken the same version of the ETS Proficiency Profile is required to run this report. This minimum can be met through a single cohort or a combination of cohorts.

Custom Comparative Data Report

  • Compare your program to a self-selected reference group of 10 or more other institutions of your choosing from among the hundreds of institutions assessing their students with the ETS Proficiency Profile
  • Use the reports for internal and external benchmarking

Design Your Own Analysis

  • Allows you to extract a data file that can be used to customize your analyses to meet your reporting needs
  • Includes all demographic* data collected as well as the total scaled score, subscore and proficiency classification data for each student
  • Can be used to compare performance on the ETS Proficiency Profile to student characteristics or other direct or indirect measures

Note about the Abbreviated form: Certain data points available through this report are not statistically reliable at the individual student level. The data provided by this report is appropriate for group-level analyses only and should not be used to make high-stakes decisions about individual students.

For more information about the ETS Proficiency Profile, contact an ETS Advisor.

*Demographic reports are provided for subgroups based on the following characteristics: completed credit hours, transfer status, GPA, percent of general education/core curriculum completed, communication language, enrollment status, type of program, age, major, number of courses (core and elective) taken in Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science and Mathematics, ethnicity, gender and hours working.

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ETS Proficiency Profile Administrator Portal (Program Workshop)

Order tests, manage test administrations, run reports (for existing customers only)

ETS Proficiency Profile Annual Comparative Data Guide

Compare the performance of your students with those of a large group of students at other institutions.