The Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a non-profit organisation where teams are passionate about their mission to advance quality and equity in education for all people worldwide because they believe in the power of learning. ETS teams strive to provide innovative and meaningful measurement solutions that improve teaching and learning, expand educational opportunities, and inform policy.

ETS was founded in 1947 when the American Council on Education, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the College Entrance Examination Board contributed their testing programmes, assets and a number of key employees to form an independent non-profit organisation under the leadership of Henry Chauncey. In creating ETS, the founders brought to life a concept proposed a decade earlier by Harvard University President James Conant. Conant's belief was that a single organisation devoted to educational research and assessment could make fundamental contributions to the progress of education in the United States. 70 years later, this independent, nonprofit organization has expanded that objective to include learners worldwide. Today, ETS is known for maintaining its commitment to sound research, advancing learning, and increasing opportunities for students internationally.

ETS maintains offices in the United States and around the world, from the corporate headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey to Government Relations Group in Washington, D.C. and K–12 Assessment Programs division in San Antonio, each devoted to fulfilling their mission of advancing learning worldwide.

As the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization, ETS is known for assessments built on rigorous research and an uncompromising commitment to quality. Each year, they develop, administer and score more than 50 million tests — including the TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE and SAT tests — in more than 180 countries at more than 9,000 locations.

With the mission to advance quality and equity in education, ETS also deliver groundbreaking research and learning solutions to help students, educators, schools, businesses, governments and more understand what's possible and identify the steps to get there.

More than 2,500 employees work at ETS's offices throughout the United States and the world. Of these, more than 1,100 of their professional staff have training and expertise in education, psychology, statistics, psychometrics, computer sciences, sociology, and the humanities. Today, ETS’s experts in research and assessment help educators around the world find new ways to advance learning through innovative assessments.

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