Educational Testing Service

Charlotte, NC   |  WWW.ETS.ORG

Mission

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE (ETS) WAS INCORPORATED IN 1947 BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS AN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION TO ENGAGE IN RESEARCH, SERVICES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATIONAL TESTING.MISSIONOUR MISSION IS TO HELP ADVANCE QUALITY AND EQUITY IN EDUCATION BY PROVIDING FAIR AND VALID ASSESSMENTS, RESEARCH AND RELATED SERVICES. OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES MEASURE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS, PROMOTE LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE, AND SUPPORT EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL PEOPLE WORLDWIDE.VISIONETS WILL BE RECOGNIZED AS THE GLOBAL LEADER IN PROVIDING FAIR AND VALID ASSESSMENTS, RESEARCH AND RELATED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO HELP INDIVIDUALS MAKE SUCCESSFUL EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER TRANSITIONS THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES, PARENTS UNDERSTAND AND USE ASSESSMENTS AND RELATED PRODUCTS TO HELP THEIR CHILDREN REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AND TEACHERS IMPROVE THEIR PRACTICE THROUGH ASSESSMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

Ruling year info

1949

Principal Officer

JACK HAYON

Main address

6060 Piedmont Row Dr S Ste 140

Charlotte, NC 28287

EIN

21-0634479

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

ASSESSMENT RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND SCORING EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE ("ETS") CONDUCTS RESEARCH ON STATISTICAL AND PSYCHOMETRIC METHODOLOGY TO ADVANCE THE SCIENCE OF EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT AND ENSURE THE TECHNICAL QUALITY AND FAIRNESS OF ETS'S ASSESSMENTS AND ASSESSMENT-RELATED SERVICES. THROUGH ITS POLICY EVALUATION AND RESEARCH CENTER, ETS ALSO CONDUCTS RESEARCH AND ANALYSES THAT ADDRESS CHALLENGING EDUCATIONAL POLICY ISSUES. IN CONJUNCTION WITH ITS RESEARCH, ETS DEVELOPS EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS FOR USE BY STATES IN K-12 ASSESSMENT, FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AND THE TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE, FOR GRADUATE AND BUSINESS SCHOOL ADMISSIONS, AND FOR USE IN MEASURING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS, PROMOTING LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE, AND SUPPORTING EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. ETS HAS DEVELOPED MORE THAN 200 ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PRAXIS, HISET, TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL), GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE), TEST OF ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION (TOEIC), AND STATE SPECIFIC AND PRE-COLLEGE ASSESSMENTS.IN CONJUNCTION WITH ITS RESEARCH, ETS CONTINUES WORKING COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS ON THE NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS (NAEP). ADDITIONALLY, ETS'S INSTITUTE FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (ISA) CONTINUES WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS TO TRANSFORM UNDERPERFORMING HIGH SCHOOLS INTO RIGOROUS AND SUPPORTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS THAT PREPARE STUDENTS TO BE COLLEGE-READY.EACH YEAR, ETS SCORES AND DELIVERS MILLIONS OF ASSESSMENTS AND SCORE REPORTS TO EXAMINEES AND INSTITUTIONS, IN NUMEROUS FORMATS AND USING A VARIETY OF MEANS.THE PROCESS OF SCORING EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS INCLUDES ENSURING THAT TESTS: (A) ACCURATELY MEASURE WHAT THEY ARE INTENDED TO MEASURE; (B) GENERATE CONSISTENT RESULTS ACROSS DIFFERENT VERSIONS AND AMONG DIFFERENT GROUPS OF TEST TAKERS; AND (C) ARE FAIR TO ALL TEST TAKERS.

Expenses
$963,432,457
Revenue
$989,849,246

ASSESSMENT ADMINISTRATION & DELIVERYETS PROVIDES TEST ADMINISTRATION AND DELIVERY SERVICES. ETS ADMINISTERS APPROXIMATELY 16 MILLION ASSESSMENTS ANNUALLY IN MORE THAN 9,000 LOCATIONS. ETS DOES NOT OWN OR OPERATE ANY TEST CENTERS; INSTEAD ETS ENGAGES INDEPENDENT 3RD PARTY SERVICES PROVIDERS TO ADMINISTER AND DELIVER ASSESSMENTS AROUND THE WORLD. ASSESSMENT ADMINISTRATION STAFF ARE SUBJECT TO A RIGOROUS TRAINING AND APPROVAL PROCESS PRIOR TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF AN ASSESSMENT. FOR EXAMPLE, TEST CENTER ADMINISTRATORS MUST DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO PERFORM PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES, SUCH AS ESTABLISHING A SECURE TESTING ENVIRONMENT AND MANAGING THE DAY-TO-DAY TESTING ACTIVITIES PRIOR TO ADMINISTRATION OF AN ASSESSMENT. THESE ACTIVITIES PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND DELIVERY OF GROUP ASSESSMENTS IN NUMEROUS FORMATS AND USING A VARIETY OF MEANS.

Expenses
$149,684,552
Revenue
$191,702,956

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