ETS Participates in Salzburg Global Seminar


Princeton, N.J. (October 1, 2012) —

From October 2–7, 2012, Educational Testing Service (ETS) will join more than 60 education leaders from around the world at the second Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS), "Optimizing Talent – Closing Education and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide: Higher Education and Lifelong Learning."

The series aims to review, refine, and articulate the agenda for closing educational and social mobility gaps worldwide. The deliberations will result in recommendations for policy adjustments, research prioritization, and the implementation of innovative practices, as well as the identification of specific mechanisms for action. The intention is to stimulate and guide new efforts to recognize, celebrate and optimize the talent of all learners in our world.

Social media users can connect to the SGS and participate in real-time using Facebook®, YouTube®, LinkedIn® and Twitter®.

Seminar faculty and participants will present papers and discuss the worldwide status of educational opportunity and social mobility and recent progress in both areas. Representing ETS are Senior Vice President Michael Nettles, chair of the SGS; Senior Research Scientist and faculty member Catherine Millett; and Gerben van Lent with Global BV.

This seminar will focus on higher education and lifelong learning. Similar to the 2011 seminar, which addressed education up to age 18, this SGS will address broad issues of policy and finance and how they relate to questions of access, retention, attainment and completion, issues of quality as well as differentiations and value added of education at the tertiary education level.

About ETS

At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.