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The ETS® NOTE Program

The ETS® NOTE program measures teaching practices for licensure.

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A measurement of prospective teachers' skills as applied in classroom teaching.

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It transforms teacher testing, using simulation to focus on classroom practice.

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Teaching tasks in virtual classrooms allows candidates to show what they can do.

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Hear from administrators, pilot candidates, and past and present teachers.

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Research Behind the NOTE Program

The NOTE program takes an approach to assessment that has been used for other professions such as medicine — it uses test takers’ performances in classroom teaching simulations to measure critical skills required to carry out high-leverage practices of teaching. The focus on these skills is grounded in research on teaching quality. The research and development that went into building this groundbreaking assessment reflects ETS's uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of fairness and validity.

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