Educational Testing Service (ETS), one of the world’s largest educational research companies, strives to advance quality and equity in education worldwide through the creation of test assessments based on rigorous research. ETS develops, administers, and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries and nine thousand locations worldwide. The primary objective of ETS is to level the playing field for students who typically do not perform well on standardized tests.
ETS’s TextEvaluator is a new model for evaluating text complexity and developing reading comprehension passages. Going beyond traditional measurements, such as sentence length and vocabulary, TextEvaluator assesses a broad set of text complexity classifications based on rigorous and relevant research, and its scores provide insight across multiple text subjects and genres. Thanks to a partnership with ETS, every historical article on Fourscore comes with a TextEvaluator score, providing teachers with the information they need to select texts for their students and evaluate student engagement on several levels.
To find out more about ETS and TextEvaluator, please visit ETS’s website.