Educational Testing Service

February 05, 2010 11:09 ET

ETS Looking for California English Teachers to Make a Difference

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - February 5, 2010) -  During the upcoming California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) Conference in Los Angeles February 12 - 14, representatives of Educational Testing Service's (ETS) online scoring network will be recruiting English Teachers to participate as essay raters for vital student assessments.

ETS's Online Scoring Network operates over the Internet and allows raters to grade essays from home, work or on the road. Raters receive training and instruction and have the benefit of an online community of scoring leaders to whom they can turn with questions. An hourly honorarium is provided for participating English teachers. 

"Rating essays provides California's teachers of college and high school English the opportunity to have a real impact on effective education in the state," says Yvette Donado, Senior Vice President for People, Process and Communication at ETS. "California high school students need real English assessment rating expertise to realize their educational goals. Essay rating is a prime example of how teachers and graduate students can provide positive impact."

California English teachers and graduate students interested in part-time work with the Online Scoring Network can find out more information by visiting the ETS display at the CATE Conference exhibition hall, booth #72. Interested teachers can also apply to rate ETS assessments by visiting "Scoring Opportunities" at, or by calling 877-800-3504 or 609 406-5391.

"The rigors and the satisfaction of rating are both demanding and rewarding," says Michele Lombard, an ETS rater since 2002. "Knowing I can have a positive effect on a student's education and aspirations is one of the most important experiences I've had as a teacher."

About ETS
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide 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, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually -- including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE®test and The Praxis Series™ assessments -- in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.

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