This series provides insights on important topics in educational assessment and research. Follow our ETS researchers as they explain and discuss key issues in a conversational style.
Issue 14: Using Large-Scale Assessments to Analyze Education, Skills and Economic Opportunity
For a long time, education was seen as a sure path to success, but changes over the past 40 years have raised questions about this belief. Researchers at ETS have explored these issues, building on their expertise in large-scale assessments, such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). Focus on ETS R&D asked Irwin Kirsch and Anita Sands, at the ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, about the impact of education and skills on equity and economic opportunity.
- Issue 1: The Good and the Bad of Game-Based Assessment
- Issue 2: Research to Support Reading for Understanding
- Issue 3: Teaching and Assessing Mathematics Using Learning Progressions
- Issue 4: Responding to the Opt-Out Movement
- Issue 5: ETS Researchers Look for Innovative Ways to Measure English Language Proficiency
- Issue 6: Looking Beyond High and Low Stakes
- Issue 7: Technology, Process Data and Fair Tests
- Issue 8: College Admissions: Is There a Better Way?
- Issue 9: Using Automated Systems to Evaluate Spoken English
- Issue 10: Measuring What Students Learn in College
- Issue 11: Applying Social Context to Psychometric Modeling in Educational Assessment
- Issue 12: Key Practices Intended to Help Students Acquire Skill Sets
- Issue 13: Using Language Proficiency Standards to Interpret Test Scores