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School-based Programs and Services

Informed teaching improves student learning.

ETS's school-based assessments and school improvement services offer educators proven tools and methods to develop teaching and learning.

Institute for Student Achievement

The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), a division of ETS, is working to help close the achievement gap. Led by Stephanie Wood-Garnett, its mission is to help transform public high schools so that students who are traditionally underserved and underperforming can graduate prepared for success in college.

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

The Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation Service

This web-based, instructor-led writing tool helps students plan, write and revise essays. With immediate diagnostic feedback and opportunities to practice writing at their own pace, the Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation Service gives teachers a comprehensive writing solution to improve student outcomes.

Learn how the Criterion Online Writing Evaluation Service can work in your school.

The ETS Assessment Literacy Modules

The Assessment Literacy Modules are a set of 10 modules that use a combination of readings, video and audio content, and tasks and reflections to examine the components of a balanced assessment system and to provide a systematic review of six important types of assessment. Professional Learning Communities can use the assessment literacy modules as resources for teacher learning community meetings to provide content and structure to support productive, learning-focused meetings.

Learn how the Assessment Literacy Modules can support teacher professional learning in your school.

The ReadBasix Assessment

The ETS ReadBasix assessment is a web-browser assessment for students in grades 3–12. This test helps to pinpoint areas of need in reading for individuals and for groups of students.

Learn how the ReadBasix assessment can help measure student reading skills.