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ETS® K–12 Student Assessment Programs

Informed decisions through exceptional insights

Select a topic below to learn more about the K–12 Student Assessment Programs.



Explore the programs on which we collaborate with our clients to bring expertise, insight, responsiveness and new ideas.


Institute for Student Achievement

The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), a division of ETS, works to help close the achievement gap by helping transform public high schools so that students who are traditionally underserved and underperforming can graduate prepared for success in college.

Discover how the Institute for Student Achievement can help improve graduation rates and student achievement in your school.


California custom assessments and programs

ETS works with the California Department of Education on statewide assessments for its six million K–12 public school students and serves as the designated contractor on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).This includes services to develop, deliver and report the CAASPP tests, such as item/test development, psychometric services, technology services to support computer-delivered testing and reporting, printing, distribution, scoring and reporting.


Federal collaborations

ETS works closely with the U.S. Department of Education, providing technical expertise in psychometrics, assessment design, content development and data analysis. We focus on helping to build capacity for state educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies and schools, and on measuring what students know and can do.

Our current federal collaborations are:

  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NEAP) — the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of U.S. students' achievement in various subject areas. Since 1983, ETS has developed content, analyzed data and reported results for NAEP on behalf of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
  • U.S. Department of Education: Region 3 Comprehensive Center — through this federally funded technical assistance center, ETS helps build the capacity of State Departments of Education to implement Every Student Success Act (ESSA) legislation. Our service area is Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Professional collaborations

Helping other publishers and test creators measure student learning fairly and effectively is a key part of our work at ETS. We offer solutions in the areas of psychometric services, item development, test design and operational support that provides the actionable data teachers and administrators need.

We develop and administer tests such as the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program® Exams on behalf of the College Board®, and have teamed up with other assessment providers, including Pearson, NWEA, Cognia, Measurement, Inc. and Cambium for a wide range of services, including:

  • Psychometrics
  • Item Development
  • Assessment Development
  • Scoring
  • Reporting


Let us know how we can help you with our K–12 assessment solutions.

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