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ETS Mission

The ETS mission drives everything we do

Our mission is to help advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services. Our products and services measure knowledge and skills, promote learning and performance, and support education and professional development for all people worldwide.

About ETS

Informing education policy and assessment

Our research and policy studies shed light on today's most pressing issues in education. We put these research findings into action by crafting policy and program ideas that guide states, improve schools, close the achievement gap and more.

Expanding opportunities for individual learners

We advance quality and equity in education for all learners — on every corner of the globe and on each step of their learning journey — through fair and valid assessments, research, collaboration, conferences, and service work.

Improving teaching and learning

We are dedicated to giving learners the opportunity to realize their potential — from beginning teachers seeking licensure, to young learners developing writing skills, to high school students eager to improve their English-language proficiency.