The K–12 Center at ETS offers a variety of publications, including guides, papers, policy briefs, presentation slides and more. These publications represent the best thinking and research on the range of measurement issues facing national, state and local decision makers. They can be used to aid discussions and support efforts to increase understanding among educators, policymakers and the public.
View our publications by year below.
Next-Generation Assessment Systems” (PDF)
Assessment Consortia” (PDF)
NEW Summary of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) Consortium (PDF)
NEW Brief 4-page overview of the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessment systems (PDF)
Trends in U.S. Achievement 1990–2010: A Data Profile (PDF)
Prepared for the Business Roundtable by the Center and the ETS Research and Development Division
Next Generation K–12 Assessment Systems: National Conference Publications
Four sets of nationally renowned educators and measurement experts presented their conceptions of a "next generation" assessment system to fuel the thinking of the Consortia.
View the complete Event archive including videos of the presentations.
A Fresh Start: Creating the Next Generation of Assessment Systems (PDF)
This summary report of the National Conference on Next Generation Assessment Systems appeared in Education Week on April 28, 2010.
Next Generation K–12 Assessment Systems: Exploratory Seminar Publications
A set of eight commissioned papers explore approaches to: a) the measurement of individual growth and b) the development of more instructionally useful assessment feedback. Policy briefs and summary paper provided.