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Improving Educational Equity and Informing Policy

For more than 70 years, ETS has been committed to providing fair and equitable educational opportunities to learners worldwide. The work of the Human Capital and Education Center, Global Assessment Center, Policy Evaluation and Research Center (PERC), and Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) each contribute substantially to the organization and R&D’s efforts to support all learners. Collectively, their focus on expanding educational access, elevating achievement and increasing attainment to inform the public about education policy, learning and assessment is critical to moving the field of education forward.

Through research and development initiatives, as well as immersive programs within our nation's school systems, the important work that goes on at ETS has a wide reach. ISA, a division of ETS, is a key example of this practice each day. ISA strengthens the capacity of educational stakeholders to drive equitable outcomes for all students.

Human Capital and Education

Exploring outcomes and inequities in human and social capital

Global Assessment Center

Designing, developing and implementing international large-scale comparative surveys

Policy Evaluation and Research Center

Working to expand access, elevate achievement and increase educational attainment

Institute for Student Achievement

Increasing the number of students who are better prepared for postsecondary opportunities, careers and life