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ETS Policy and Research Reports

ETS provides policy and research publications for students, parents, educators, researchers and policymakers. Since its 1947 founding, ETS has conducted and disseminated scientific research to support its products and services and to advance the measurement and education fields. In keeping with these goals, ETS is committed to making its research freely available to the professional community and to the general public. Published accounts of ETS research undergo a formal, open peer-review process by ETS staff to ensure that they meet established scientific and professional standards. 

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  • Angoff Memorial Lecture Series
    Named after distinguished ETS Research Scientist William H. Angoff, this series features reports on public interest issues related to educational measurement.
  • ETS Research Report Series
    Reports in this series provide dissemination of ETS research and are published on the Wiley Online Library.
  • ETS Research Spotlight
    These publications provide examples of the range of ETS's assessment-related research capabilities.
  • Focus on ETS R&D
    These publications provide interviews and conversations with ETS's experts.
  • Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education
    These publications are the product of a two-year study group that generated recommendations to improve pedagogical practice, educational measurement and student achievement.
  • GRE® Professional and Research Report Series
    These series encompass a broad spectrum of concerns in graduate education beyond testing.
  • Human Capital & Large Scale Assessment Reports
    These reports offer a wide range of research based on international large-scale comparative surveys that probe the important role of adult and school-age skills in the world today.
  • NAEP Technical and Research Report Series
    This series reflects work completed by ETS in connection with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
  • Policy Information Center Reports
    The reports published by the ETS Policy Evaluation and Research Center foster policy debate on pressing educational issues.
  • Policy Notes Newsletter
    Published by the ETS Policy Evaluation and Research Center, these newsletters provide summaries of proceedings from research conferences and symposiums.
  • R&D Connections
    Written in nontechnical language, these publications highlight research findings from ETS scientists.
  • Research Monographs
    These research-related publications include booklets, white papers or limited series published by ETS.
  • Salzburg Global Seminar
    Along with ETS, this independent, non-government organization holds sessions that challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern, such as the achievement gap.
  • TOEFL® Technical and Research Reports and Monographs
    These series support the TOEFL Board's research program to further knowledge of language assessment and second language acquisition.
  • TOEIC® Publications
    The TOEIC tests offer a broad array of guides, manuals, handbooks and research reports.

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