Developed by educators in the field
The ETS Major Field Tests are developed in partnership with experienced teaching faculty members representing all of the relevant areas of a discipline. They participate in determining test specifications, test questions and types of scores reported. Each question is put through rigorous sensitivity and reliability testing by ETS assessment experts. Every effort is made to include questions that assess the most common and important topics and skills as supported by feedback from our curriculum surveys from institutions around the United States
In addition to factual knowledge, the tests evaluate students’ abilities to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material.
To ensure fairness and content relevance, the tests are revised approximately every 3 to 5 years.