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    Is Teaching to the Test Bad Instruction?

    Well, it depends. It's important to consider which skills standardized tests are measuring and how teaching to the test affects student learning overall. This article provides insights from two educational measurement experts and showcases both positive and negative results of teaching to the test.

    A Legacy in Fairness and Testing

    Many aspects of American society have changed dramatically since ETS was founded in 1947, and ETS has adapted to remain a leader in assessment and an advocate for equitable education opportunities for all. What has not changed throughout the years is ETS's commitment to fairness. ETS experts explore how we approach fairness in all that we do.

    Skills that Matter for College Graduates

    Too many with a college degree are unable to reap the labor market advantages traditionally associated with a college education because they lack critical skills and have limited access to the college-level jobs that pay better. A new report commissioned by ETS, Skills and the Earnings of College Graduates, dives into this issue.

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    The Disconnected Generation

    A new ETS report, Doesn't Get Better with Age: Predicting Millennials' Disconnection, finds that high school experiences and characteristics may matter more than race and socioeconomic background when it comes to the likelihood of being left out of the economy and education.

    The Effects of Technology on Learning Outcomes

    "Before You Pick Up That Ed Tech" warns of the challenges in having too much technology that lacks evidence of improving learning outcomes in the classroom. The article discusses focusing on the right mix of technology to positively impact the learning process.

    New Book Explores the Value of Meaningful Score Reports

    Score reports: Who uses them and how do they use them? These questions and more are explored in Score Reporting Research and Applications, a new book in an NCME series. The book was edited by an ETS researcher and several chapters were written by ETS staff.

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    ETS is working on innovations today that can enhance teaching and learning in classrooms tomorrow.

    Expanding opportunity for individual learners

    ETS strives to ensure its assessments and tools are valid, fair and accessible to every learner.

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    Our research and policy studies strive to address many of today's pressing issues in educational assessment.

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