About The Achievement Gap

The achievement gap in education refers to the different levels of academic performance of students from a variety of racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds. The lack of access to high-quality education in a child's early years has a deep and enduring impact on development and academic achievement.

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A Focus on Educational Assessment: Advancing African-American Education Excellence Conference

A Focus on Educational Assessment: Advancing African-American Education Excellence Conference

Monday, April 3, 2017 (1–6 p.m.)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)

Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington DC
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Note: ETS, ACT, the Center for Assessment, the College Board, the Learning Policy Institute and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine are sponsoring this free event.

Bringing Students Together: The Obstacles and Opportunities of School District Consolidation

Bringing Students Together: The Obstacles and Opportunities of School District Consolidation

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. ET

ETS Campus
Conant Hall, Lounge C
660 Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08541
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Note: This is a free event sponsored by Educational Testing Service and the Education Law Center.

Raising the Floor: Structuring Public Education to Prepare Students in the Bottom Quartile for 21st-Century Knowledge Work

Raising the Floor: Structuring Public Education to Prepare Students in the Bottom Quartile for 21st-Century Knowledge Work

Saturday, December 5, 2015
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. ET

Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center
One Chauncey Road
Princeton, NJ 08541

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Note: This is a free event sponsored by ETS, the Algebra Project and the Young People’s Project, with support from the Education Law Center.

FREE Webinar Is There Really a Labor Market Advantage to Being Bilingual in the U.S.?

FREE Webinar
Is There Really a Labor Market Advantage to Being Bilingual in the U.S.?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
1–2 p.m. ET

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View the recording (59 min. 47 sec.) of the live webinar.
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Spotlight

At ETS, our goal is to advance quality and equity in education for all people and it's the cornerstone for the work that we do. The Supreme Court's ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin brings the question of equity in education front and center. We're happy to bring you a series of issue briefs to help colleges and universities respond to the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas. And we invite you to learn more about this important topic on our Strengthening Campus Diversity Planning page.

Research

Policy Notes

Using State Early Care and Education Workforce Registry Data to Inform Training-Related Questions: Issues to Consider

By D. Ackerman, Fall 2016 Read more >

Policy Notes

Mind the Gap: 20 Years of Progress and Retrenchment in School Funding and Achievement Gaps

By B. D. Baker, D. Farrie, & D. G. Sciarra, Spring 2016 Read more >

News

Designing a Social Compact for the 21st Century

The Promise of College Requires Sustainable Funding

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How the Achievement Gap Affects Our Children

ETS is deeply committed to closing the achievement gap through rigorous research that supports action, practical tools for real-life solutions, and the sharing of ideas, strategies and resources.
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