New Delhi [India]June 9 (ANI/NewsView): ETS, the world’s largest private non-profit educational research, assessment and learning organization, hosted a series of webinars at the Central Council for Secondary Education (CBSE ) on test development, assessment design, and item analysis that ended on June 8.
Doug Baldwin, Senior Strategic Advisor, and Eugenio Gonzalez, Senior Research Project Manager, from ETS’s Research and Development division, created a set of four instructional videos for attendees and led two online Q&A sessions. live which was attended by approximately 90 CBSE staff and associates.
“These webinars provided a valuable opportunity to impart our expertise in the design, development, administration, interpretation and use of assessment to help advance educational assessment in the Indian education system” , said Kadriye Ercikan, Vice President, Research and Measurement Sciences. “We look forward to continuing to work with the CBSE and the World Bank to support the growth of India’s assessment system to provide new opportunities for all Indian learners.”
ETS develops and manages a variety of educational assessments, products and services for government agencies, academic institutions and businesses around the world. ETS products include the (https://www.ets.org/toefl) TOEFL iBT® and TOEFL® Essentials™ tests, (https://www.ets.org/gre) GRE® General and Subject Tests, and ( https://www.ets.org/toeic) TOEIC® tests, among others. Late last year, ETS also announced the creation of ETS India to expand its global footprint and better serve its stakeholders in this crucial market.
Ann Kennedy, Director, Customer Management, ETS and Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Academic Director, CBSE, opened the online sessions where the ETS research team provided in-depth answers and insights to questions submitted by CBSE participants around the series of videos.
“We appreciate ETS’s time and thoroughness in providing a series of videos and presentations that offer their decades of expertise in the field of test development,” said Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Director, Academic, CBSE. “We have gained tremendous insights from participating in this activity and look forward to engaging with ETS again in future projects.”
The World Bank has played a key role in facilitating the collaboration between ETS and CBSE, which aims to improve India’s overall assessment ecosystem to ensure high-quality assessment metrics that are fair, valid, and reliable. .
To learn more about ETS products and services, please visit (https://www.ets.org).
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people around the world by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions, and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education, and by conducting research, analysis and education policy studies. Founded as a non-profit organization in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually – including TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, GRE® tests and The Praxis Series® assessments – in more than 180 countries, on more than 9,000 sites worldwide.
ETS India, based in Delhi, India, is a subsidiary of ETS headquartered in Princeton, NJ, USA. ETS India brings the organization’s extensive expertise in education and learning to candidates and learners across the region. ETS India staff offer deep expertise and insight into delivering high quality learning and assessment solutions as well as new business opportunities to organizations, institutions and individuals in the country.
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