The ETS® Major Field Tests were designed to assist higher education institutions and academic programs in assessing student knowledge within the academic major. Each Major Field Test:
- is a comprehensive outcomes assessment designed to measure the critical knowledge and skills commonly obtained by college students in their major program of study
- evaluates students’ ability to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material
Test results provide information on how students perform in relation to other students in their program and at comparable programs nationwide.
Learn how you can customize test content to suit your program.
Request a Test Content Review
Judging the appropriateness of a test for a particular department or program is an important first step to take when considering the use of the Major Field Tests. We highly recommend that faculty members should undertake a content review to determine whether the content and coverage on the tests are consistent with the program’s expectations of students majoring in that field at their institution.
Test Content, Sample Questions and Sample Reports
Select a Major Field Test discipline below to view a description of test content, sample questions and sample reports.