ETS Products for Community Colleges

Students come to community college from diverse academic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and with a variety of aspirations. To help your students reach their goals, you need reliable assessments that will provide actionable data on student learning outcomes and student success.

ETS works closely with its National Community College Advisory Council to address critical issues such as student achievement, college and workforce readiness, and institutional effectiveness. The Council is made up of chancellors and presidents from leading community colleges as well as representatives from the principal community college organizations, including the American Association of Community Colleges and the League for Innovation in the Community College.

Our portfolio of products can be used to:

  • provide hard evidence for accreditation and accountability purposes
  • make more informed placement decisions
  • improve retention and graduation rates

These tools can help you demonstrate your institution’s success in driving student learning and achievement.

Inform Placement Decisions and Improve Student Retention

SuccessNavigator® Assessment
Improve student retention and success with the SuccessNavigator assessment. This early risk and warning tool is specially designed to measure proven predictors of college success:

  • Academic Skills
  • Commitment
  • Self-Management
  • Social Support

The SuccessNavigator assessment delivers instant, easy-to-understand feedback reports. These reports provide a practical action plan tailored to each incoming student so you can recommend courses and action that will unlock their full potential.

Measure General Education Skills

ETS® Proficiency Profile
The ETS Proficiency Profile is a general education outcomes assessment used to document performance for self-evaluation, strategic planning, measurement of student achievement and accreditation. Testing is available in nonproctored online and in proctored paper-and-pencil and online formats.

Measure Critical Thinking in a Digital Environment

iSkills™ Assessment
Developed with the assistance of community college leaders, the iSkills assessment helps ensure your students' readiness to succeed by measuring their ability to use critical thinking skills in a digital environment. The iSkills assessment measures students' Information and Communication Technology literacy skills, providing data needed to make enhancements to curriculum.

Measure Subject Knowledge

ETS® Major Field Tests
The ETS Major Field Tests are innovative undergraduate and MBA outcomes assessments designed to measure the basic knowledge and understanding achieved by students in a major field of study. Testing is available online and in paper-and-pencil format.

Survey Students on Course Effectiveness

SIR II™ Report (Student Instructional Report)
The SIR II course evaluation survey objectively captures students' perceptions of their higher education learning experiences. It helps postsecondary schools assess the quality of instruction, reward teaching excellence and strengthen academic programs. It is available online, via ETS, and in paper-and-pencil format. The e-SIR version is designed specifically for distance-learning courses.

Provide Detailed Diagnostic Writing Feedback

Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation Service
The Criterion service is a web-based application that evaluates a student's writing skills and, within seconds, provides diagnostic feedback and a holistic score. Students use the Criterion service to plan, write and revise essays using free online planning templates and writer's handbooks.

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