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School-based Programs and Services

Informed teaching improves student learning.

ETS's school-based assessments and school improvement services offer educators proven tools and methods to develop teaching and learning.

Institute for Student Achievement

The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), now a part of ETS, is working to help close the achievement gap. Led by Stephanie Wood-Garnett, its mission is to help transform public high schools so that students who are traditionally underserved and underperforming can graduate prepared for success in college.

Learn how ISA can help improve graduation rates and student achievement in your school

NCEA Assessments

NCEA assessment instruments are designed to strengthen catechetical education programs. The Information for Growth (IFG) survey for adults and the IFG:ACRE Assessment for students are tools to support effective catechesis for a lifetime of learning. Educational Testing Service (ETS) is NCEA's outsourcer for order fulfillment, online test delivery, scoring and reporting activities.

Learn more about how to use these assessments in your education programs

The Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation Service

This web-based, instructor-led writing tool helps students plan, write and revise essays. With immediate diagnostic feedback and opportunities to practice writing at their own pace, the Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation Service gives teachers a comprehensive writing solution to improve student outcomes.

Learn how the Criterion Online Writing Evaluation Service can work in your school