Tackling Racial Inequality in Education
Divisions by income, geography, class and race — or often a combination of them — are widespread in the United States. This article discusses racial inequality in education, which was featured in several ETS policy studies, and describes ETS's work to improve educational opportunities for all Americans.
Are We Teaching Children How to Read Correctly?
ETS Research Scientists believe improving student reading proficiency needs to be a national priority. Critical first steps include gaining a better understanding of how reading skills are developed, and learning the best way to intervene when these skills are lacking. Learn more about the importance of improving student reading proficiency.
Quest for Quality
Evaluating teaching quality isn't just about grades and test results. It's also about the actual teacher-student interactions in the classroom. The authors propose developing indicators for a better understanding of these critical classroom dynamics as the basis for improvement in teaching. Read the Policy Notes publication.
Researching Education, Skills and Opportunity
Irwin Kirsch and Anita Sands discuss findings from large-scale assessments of student and adult skills in Focus on ETS R&D, No 14. They warn that despite recent gains in educational attainment levels, there remains a significant skills challenge in the United States. Read the article Using Large-Scale Assessments to Analyze Education, Skills and Economic Opportunity.
It's My Write: Girls More Fluent, Thoughtful in Writing Process than Boys on Essay Tests
Examination of data collected by the CBAL® Initiative reveals specific differences in how girls and boys approach the writing process. Learn more about differences in how girls and boys approach the writing process.
Career and Technical Education Research at ETS
Researchers at ETS's Academic to Career Research Center want to better understand how students and adults successfully enter and progress in skilled technical work. The field of career and technical education (CTE) offers an alternative to a traditional academic path for many underserved and underemployed learners. Learn how in ETS Research Takes on a New Frontier: Career and Technical Education.