A Research Community

Assessments Grounded in Research

ETS sets the world standard for educational measurement research and analysis, innovative product development, and original policy studies to support and advance learning worldwide.

ETS employs some 250 researchers, including some of the world's most distinguished scientists in the fields of psychometrics and statistics. These professionals:

  • engage in research and analysis to support existing assessments
  • generate ideas for future assessment products and services
  • contribute to the fields of educational measurement and policy research

To effectively respond to our clients' changing needs and to better meet the needs of the education community at large, ETS researchers partner with others around the world to maintain a fresh, innovative and disciplined approach to understanding, supporting and advancing teaching and learning.

Visit the Research section of our website for more information about ETS's research, activities and capabilities.



NAEP and ETSETS has assisted the NAEP program in introducing numerous psychometric and assessment design innovations over the years.

ETS has been certified by National Quality Assurance (NQA) for its Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). The BCMS safeguards ETS's critical operations and systems as well as the integrity of information entrusted to the organization.