Is Teaching to the Test Bad Instruction?
Well, it depends. It's important to consider which skills standardized tests are measuring and how teaching to the test affects student learning overall. This article provides insights from two educational measurement experts and showcases both positive and negative results of teaching to the test.
A Legacy in Fairness and Testing
Many aspects of American society have changed dramatically since ETS was founded in 1947, and ETS has adapted to remain a leader in assessment and an advocate for equitable education opportunities for all. What has not changed throughout the years is ETS's commitment to fairness. ETS experts explore how we approach fairness in all that we do.
What Matters Most in the Labor Market?
Educational attainment alone will not ensure financial success in the workplace. A recent report, Skills and Earnings in the Full-Time Labor Market, explains that in addition to attaining a degree, it's critical that students develop their literacy and numeracy skills.
The Disconnected Generation
A new ETS report, Doesn't Get Better with Age: Predicting Millennials' Disconnection, finds that high school experiences and characteristics may matter more than race and socioeconomic background when it comes to the likelihood of being left out of the economy and education.
The Effects of Technology on Learning Outcomes
"Before You Pick Up That Ed Tech" warns of the challenges in having too much technology that lacks evidence of improving learning outcomes in the classroom. The article discusses focusing on the right mix of technology to positively impact the learning process.
New Book Explores the Value of Meaningful Score Reports
Score reports: Who uses them and how do they use them? These questions and more are explored in Score Reporting Research and Applications, a new book in an NCME series. The book was edited by an ETS researcher and several chapters were written by ETS staff.