Contributions of a Nonprofit Educational Measurement Organization to Educational Policy Research

Author(s):
Coley, Richard J.; Goertz, Margaret E.; Wilder, Gita Z.
Publication Year:
2013
Report Number:
RR-13-06, SPC-13-02
Source:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
34
Subject/Key Words:
Educational Outcomes Achievement Gaps Policy Research Educational Opportunity Educational Governance

Abstract

As part of its mission, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has conducted education policy research focused on promoting equal opportunity for all individuals from early childhood through adulthood. This report provides a sampler of this extensive work in three areas chosen to represent major historical foci: • Analyzing, evaluating, and informing public policy in educational governance, including school finance; teacher policy; and federal, state, and local education policy; • Examining differential access to educational opportunity in three areas of longstanding interest to ETS: the gender gap, advanced placement programs, and graduate education; and • Reporting on the educational outcomes of the U.S. population and describing the contexts for these outcomes and for the gaps in outcomes that exist among segments of the population.

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