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Learn more about ETS Research & Development.
The Language Education and Assessment Research Center at ETS promotes effective, fair and equitable language teaching, learning and assessment worldwide, with a focus on English, as well as other languages. The center's staff seeks to generate knowledge and to develop, evaluate, and improve technologies and resources necessary for helping individuals of all ages succeed in their language-learning endeavors.
The center's staff engage in a wide range of research related to language test design, development and validation. This work includes:
Their learning-oriented research includes a focus on learners' interpretation and use of feedback, language assessment literacy and efficacy of teacher training programs.
The staff also contribute research support to the development and delivery of new products and services. Recent examples include the:
Learn more about how the Language Education and Assessment research supports ETS assessments:
Researchers regularly publish their work in journals, books and other forums. Many examples of this research can be found in the following series.
ETS and the TOEFL Board sponsor several grants and awards each year for work in foreign- or second-language research, and international higher education. Learn more about TOEFL Grants and Awards.