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About the ETS® NOTE Program

About the ETS® NOTE Assessment

The ETS® NOTE program is a standardized performance assessment that measures teaching candidates’ knowledge and skills. Developed by the makers of the Praxis® tests, the NOTE program is used for licensing and certification processes.

Assessment Development

Learn about how the NOTE program was developed and the steps that ETS takes to ensure that all of our assessments are valid and fair. See Assessment Development.

Adoption Process

Find out how ETS works with a state that wants to adopt the NOTE program. From assessing a state’s needs to conducting standard-setting studies to changing requirements, ETS is available throughout the Adoption Process.

Services and Tools

ETS offers a variety of services to help administrators, faculty and state departments of education. To learn about these services, including Title II Reporting, ETS® Data Manager score reporting and analysis, candidate score verification, and data requests, see Services and Tools.


ETS offers a variety of resources — such as newsletters, flyers and videos — that outline the theory, structure and development of the ETS NOTE program. To download, visit Resources.

Supporting Your Institutions of Higher Education

The NOTE program can be used by states to assess prospective teachers' knowledge and skills as they are applied in the context of effective teaching. ETS will offer a variety of test preparation resources and workshops to support Education Preparation Programs in implementing High Leverage Practices into their curriculum.

For more information, visit the Institution section of this website.

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