Custom Assessments and Programs

K–12 teachers and administrators need assessment programs that provide them with a comprehensive, accurate measure of student learning.

ETS measures the power of learning for all ages and diverse audiences through the development and administration of fair and valid assessments. We understand the unique requirements of large-scale assessment programs and how they differ from other types of assessments.

Our current program list includes large-scale and custom assessments:

California Custom Assessments and Programs 

ETS developed and administered an array of statewide assessments for public school and university students and has recently been named the designated contractor on a number of upcoming statewide assessments.

Maryland High School Assessments

ETS works with the state of Maryland to develop, administer, score and evaluate High School tests in English, Government, Biology and Algebra/Data Analysis.

Southern Regional Education Board High Schools that Work (HSTW) Assessment

ETS creates, distributes and scores assessments in math, science and reading for a large data-driven high school reform program, HSTW, run by the Southern Regional Education Board.

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) 

ETS manages the Program Integration and STAAR components of the Texas assessment program. The Program Integration component includes coordinating activities associated with the student assessment program. The STAAR component includes all testing activities related to the STAAR 3–8 and End of Course (EOC) assessments.

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

ETS provides development for the Tennessee summative assessments in grades 3–8 in English-language Arts, Mathematics and Science. The assessments are designed to support NCLB accountability, and more than 450,000 students participate in this program each spring.

Tennessee EOC Testing Program >

ETS develops High School EOC examinations for English I, English II, English III, Algebra I, Algebra II, Biology I and Chemistry. The EOC exam grade counts toward 25 percent of the semester grade. Students are not required to pass any one examination but must achieve a passing score for the course in accordance with the State Board of Education’s uniform grading policy.

U.S. Department of Education: Florida and the Islands Comprehensive Center

Through this federally-funded technical assistance center, ETS helps build the capacity of State Departments of Education to implement No Child Left Behind legislation. Our service area is Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Program 

Approximately 3 million tests across 29 different subjects are administered annually as part of the Virginia SOL program. ETS provides content and test development services.

Wyoming Statewide Assessments

ETS contracts with the Wyoming Department of Education for the development, administration, scoring and reporting of their two primary State-based tests, for grades 3–8: the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS), and the Statewide Assessment of Student Writing (SAWS).

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Technology-enhanced Assessments

Technology-enhanced AssessmentsETS works closely with states and the consortia to bring technological innovations to K–12 assessment.


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

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