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Believing in the life-changing power of learning for more than 75 years.


What We Do

As the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization, ETS builds assessments based on rigorous research and an uncompromising commitment to quality. Each year, we develop, administer and score more than 50 million tests in more than 180 countries at more than 9,000 locations.

With our mission to advance quality and equity in education, we deliver groundbreaking research and learning solutions to help students, educators, schools, businesses and governments on their journey to what’s possible.


Expanding opportunities for individual learners

We aim to increase opportunities for learners of all levels and backgrounds in the following ways:


Research and innovation

Our experts strive to better understand how people learn in order to explore new, more inclusive approaches to learning, measurement and instruction.


Assessments and learning tools

Our assessments and research tools provide meaningful information that help schools, governments and businesses evaluate people and programs. This information is key in making decisions that move individuals forward on their educational and professional journeys.



Social responsibility is one of our core values. Through advocacy, philanthropy and the dedicated work of employee volunteers, we support organizations and communities to create opportunities for learners to thrive.


Improving teaching and learning

A good teacher can make all the difference in a child's educational journey. That’s why we provide professional development products and services that advance quality teaching and school leadership.

Our teacher licensure programs, aid school administrators in their hiring decisions and help aspiring teachers understand their readiness to enter the workforce.

For practicing educators, we provide transparency into student performance and learning tools to help bridge gaps.


Informing education policy and assessment

Our research and policy studies shed light on today's most pressing issues in education.

We put these research findings into action by creating awareness and informing policy and program decisions that improve education systems to create a better environment for learning for everyone.


Advancing education through strategic business growth

ETS Strategic Capital, a division of ETS, pursues equity investments, strategic growth partnerships and mergers/acquisitions with innovative companies around the world to advance quality and equity in education for learners everywhere.

Industry certifications

DEKRA Certification logoETS has been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard by DEKRA Certification, Inc. (Princeton/Ewing, N.J.) with the scope: The Design and Delivery of Fair and Valid Educational Assessments for College Board® Products. This recognizes ETS as having a robust Quality Management System.


NQA ISMS Logo ETS has been certified to the ISO 27001 standard by National Quality Assurance (NQA) for its Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). The ISMS scope includes the key processes and systems that support test item management and delivery of digital assessments (internet connected devices).


NQA BCMS Logo ETS has been certified to the ISO 22301:2019 standard by Intertek™ for its Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). The BCMS safeguards ETS’s critical operations as well as the integrity of information entrusted to the organization.