Tackling Racial Inequality in Education
Divisions by income, geography, class and race — or often a combination of them — are widespread in the United States. This article discusses racial inequality in education, which was featured in several ETS policy studies, and describes ETS's work to improve educational opportunities for all Americans.
Providing Equal Opportunity Through Accessibility
The ETS Accessibility Standards and Inclusive Technology group is committed to understanding and supporting the assistive technologies and tools that learners with disabilities use in their day-to-day education. Learn more about how ETS drives accessibility and inclusion.
Quest for Quality
Evaluating teaching quality isn't just about grades and test results. It's also about the actual teacher-student interactions in the classroom. The authors propose developing indicators for a better understanding of these critical classroom dynamics as the basis for improvement in teaching. Read the Policy Notes publication.
Researching Education, Skills and Opportunity
Irwin Kirsch and Anita Sands discuss findings from large-scale assessments of student and adult skills in Focus on ETS R&D, No 14. They warn that despite recent gains in educational attainment levels there remains a significant skills challenge in the United States. Read the article Using Large-Scale Assessments to Analyze Education, Skills and Economic Opportunity.
Yale/ETS Design Behavioral Assessment for Grad Admissions
How well a student will perform in class and on campus cannot be determined by measured knowledge alone. Factoring in an individual’s soft skills may provide a better indicator of overall student success. Learn more about the Yale/ETS collaboration and potential impact on graduate admissions.
Career and Technical Education Research at ETS
Researchers at ETS’s Academic to Career Research Center want to better understand how students and adults successfully enter and progress in skilled technical work. The field of career and technical education (CTE) offers an alternative to a traditional academic path for many underserved and underemployed learners. Read about how in ETS Research Takes on a New Frontier: Career and Technical Education.