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Focus on R&D

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.

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Issue 12: Key Practices Intended to Help Students Acquire Skill Sets

ETS researchers have developed a framework of key practices that describes how sets of related skills are integrated and used in the performance of complex oral and written language tasks. Discussing and debating ideas, building and sharing knowledge, and conducting research and inquiry are examples of key practices. Focus on ETS R&D met with ETS experts Paul Deane, Christine Lyon, and Caroline Wylie to talk about key practices in English Language Arts (ELA).

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