ETS's reputation as the world's leading educational measurement organization rests on decades of pioneering and innovative research. The five ETS Research Chairs are named after pioneers in educational assessment and honor today's scientific leaders in the field of educational measurement.
"The Research Chairs — and the scholars who hold them — are among ETS's most precious resources. The Research Chairs offer ETS a platform for looking both deep and far," says Ida Lawrence, Senior Vice President of Research & Development at ETS. "The intellectual leadership that the chairs provide allow us to build on the rich history of research on educational assessment, measurement and policy, and lay the groundwork for the next generation of researchers and innovators in our field. They highlight the fact that ETS is a significant organization in terms of innovation and scientific status. You could say that the scientists holding the chairs are keeping us in touch with the future."