The purpose of the TOEFL English-language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Program is to enable practitioners to become involved in ETS's efforts to promote English language learning, and to support education and professional development for English-language teachers worldwide through ETS's assessments and services.
The main objectives of this grant program are:
- to provide language teachers who have direct contact with English learners in classrooms with opportunities to conduct and collaborate in research
- to accumulate additional information about the effectiveness of using TOEFL test scores for decision making in various contexts
- to build a better understanding of the complex relationships among learner characteristics, English language learning environment and learning outcomes