Educational Testing Service

December 10, 2009 09:40 ET

ETS MAPP Assessment Gets New Name -- ETS® Proficiency Profile

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced today that its Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP) assessment has been renamed to the ETS® Proficiency Profile.

The name change is intended to capture more accurately the wealth of information that the test provides.

"Although the name has changed, the assessment hasn't," says David G. Payne, ETS Vice President and COO for College and Graduate Programs. "It's still the same great assessment -- just with a new name."

The ETS Proficiency Profile is the only outcomes assessment that measures students' proficiency in critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics in a single test.

As an outcomes assessment used by colleges and universities, it provides a profile of the academic skills developed by students through general education courses, thus helping institutions document their effectiveness and make continuous improvement.

ETS Proficiency Profile is utilized by institutions as part of the accrediting process and helps schools meet the accountability requirements set forth in the Voluntary System of Accountability and Transparency by Design.

Visit the ETS Proficiency Profile homepage to learn more about this assessment.

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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