Education Testing Service

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The Education Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is "to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research, and related services." [1] 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 programs, a portion of their assets, and key employees to form Educational Testing Service under the leadership of Henry Chauncey." [2]

According to the Department of Education's Office of Inspector General report on Department PR expenditures, ETS received $161,295 in 1999 - 2002, along with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, "to collect clips of media coverage about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test and film footage of conferences." [3]



ETS has "more than 2,500 employees," at U.S. and international offices, including 1,100 with "training and expertise in education, psychology, statistics, psychometrics, computer sciences, sociology, and the humanities." [5]

Contact Information

ETS Corporate Headquarters
Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08541 USA
Phone: 1-609-921-9000
Fax: 1-609-734-5410

SourceWatch Resources

External links

  • Department of Education Office of Inspector General, "Review of Department Identified Contracts and Grants for Public Relations Services" (ED-OIG / I13F0012), issued September 1, 2005; available in MS Word (432K) and PDF (214K) formats.
  • Greg Toppo, "Report: Education Dept. funds need monitoring," USA Today, September 3, 2005.