This series provides insights on important topics in educational assessment and research. Follow our ETS researchers as they explain and discuss key issues in a conversational style.
Issue 15: Researchers Build a Training Course for Teachers of English Around the World
The Teaching Academic English (TAE) with the TOEFL IBT® test training course is for use by teachers around the world who teach English as a foreign language. It was built by a team of ETS researchers in just six months and is already in use in China. Focus on ETS R&D talked to John Norris and John Davis, two of the researchers behind TAE, about the course.
- Issue 1: The Good and the Bad of Game-Based Assessment
- Issue 2: Research to Support Reading for Understanding
- Issue 3: Teaching and Assessing Mathematics Using Learning Progressions
- Issue 4: Responding to the Opt-Out Movement
- Issue 5: ETS Researchers Look for Innovative Ways to Measure English Language Proficiency
- Issue 6: Looking Beyond High and Low Stakes
- Issue 7: Technology, Process Data and Fair Tests
- Issue 8: College Admissions: Is There a Better Way?
- Issue 9: Using Automated Systems to Evaluate Spoken English
- Issue 10: Measuring What Students Learn in College
- Issue 11: Applying Social Context to Psychometric Modeling in Educational Assessment
- Issue 12: Key Practices Intended to Help Students Acquire Skill Sets
- Issue 13: Using Language Proficiency Standards to Interpret Test Scores
- Issue 14: Using Large-Scale Assessments to Analyze Education, Skills and Economic Opportunity