Watch videos of our staff members and ETS-sponsored guest speakers speaking about topics that are of critical importance to our mission to advance quality and equity in education for all people worldwide. View the list below for links to recent videos.
- Fault Lines in Our Democracy: Civic Knowledge, Voting Behavior, and Civic Engagement in the United States
Watch the video (Flash, 4 min., 18 sec.) to learn more about the dangerous trends that are eroding our democracy, as the United States faces historic challenges, including a struggling economy, an aging infrastructure and global terrorism. Solutions will have to come from educated, skilled citizens who understand and believe in our democratic system and are civically engaged.
- Educational Assessment, Accountability and Equity: Conversations on Validity Around The World
Watch videos of the speakers at the conference sponsored by Teachers College and ETS as they discussed issues related to valid and meaningful use of educational assessments. The topics of their presentations covered educational assessment systems designed to measure student achievement and evaluate teachers, schools and institutions; examined where and how validity breaks down; and how it can be improved in practice and policy contexts.
March 28–29, 2012
- State Pre–K Assessment Policies: Issues and Status
Watch the video (Flash, 45 min., 55 sec.) to learn more about state assessment practices in the pre-kindergarten area. Presentations by Debra Ackerman, Lead Research Project Manager, ETS, and Richard Coley, Executive Director, ETS. (Michael Nettles, Senior Vice President and Edmund W. Gordon Chair, Policy Evaluation & Research Center, ETS, gives opening remarks.)
March 7, 2012
- The CBAL™ Research Program: Overview
Watch the video (Flash, 8min., 2 sec.) to understand the underlying philosophy and goals of the CBAL™ (Cognitively Based Assessment of, for, and as Learning) research program. It features scenes of CBAL assessment prototypes being used by students and interviews with teachers, ETS assessment experts and research scientists
February 15, 2012
- R&D Forum Highlights Progress in Improving Students' Reading Comprehension
Watch the video (Flash, 8min., 2 sec.) from ETS’ Research & Development (R&D) Forum about "Reading for Understanding," an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences.
November 3, 2011
- Content Knowledge for Teaching: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
Watch a presentation (Flash, 38 min., 20 sec.) by ETS Research Scientist Geoffrey Phelps. Ida Lawrence, Senior Vice President of R&D, gives an introduction. ETS Distinguished Researcher Drew Gitomer provides a framework for the importance of measuring teacher quality and issues related to accountability.
- The CBAL in the Classroom
Watch a video (Flash, 1 min., 37 sec.) to get a glimpse of how one teacher is using technology-based assessment in mathematics as part of ETS's long-term research initiative known as Cognitively Based Assessment of, for, and as Learning (CBAL™).
- Samuel Ball Memorial Lecture
Watch a video of Anthony S. Bryk (Flash, 1 hr., 9 min., 48 sec.), president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, presenting Learning through Doing: The Practice of Teaching as part of a special lecture honoring the life and work of Samuel Ball. Ball was an ETS scientist from 1968–1978 and later a nationally known leader in assessment in Australia. (Editor's note: Video starts with an introduction by Ida Lawrence, ETS's Senior Vice President for Research & Development.)
- ETS's Statistical Analysis, Data Analysis, & Psychometric Research Area
Watch a video (Flash, 10 min., 21 sec.) to learn about the work of the staff members who score our tests, manage data for client programs, and develop new psychometric models and methods to meet the needs of modern, large-scale testing programs.
- Conversations with ETS R&D Staff Members
Hear our Research & Development professionals describe ETS's research capabilities and talk about what it's like to work for the world's largest nonprofit educational measurement organization.
- No Country Left Behind: Notes on the Rhetoric and Reality of International Educational Comparisons
View a short video synopsis (Flash, 4 min. 41 sec.) or full-length video (Flash, 1 hour 16 min.) of the most recent William H. Angoff Memorial Lecture, given in February 2011 by Michael J. Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) at The George Washington University.
- Building Better Students: Preparation for Life After High School
Watch videos of renowned researchers and policymakers gathered for an informed and candid discussion on how to best prepare high school students to succeed in college, at work and in life. This conference was sponsored by ETS, the College Board® and The American Educational Research Association.
- ETS's Assessment Development Area
Watch a video (Flash, 10 min., 44 sec.) and learn about the work of our R&D staff members who design, develop and review tests according to widely accepted standards.