ETS Global B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of ETS, is the international arm of ETS that brings ETS expertise to educational and business communities around the world.
At nonprofit ETS, we are passionate about our mission to advance quality and equity in education for all people worldwide because we believe in the power of learning. We strive to provide innovative and meaningful measurement solutions that improve teaching and learning, expand educational opportunities, and inform policy.
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ETS Global serves 60 countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa offering a range of ETS products, services and learning solutions, including English-language assessments, standardised assessments, training and consulting.
With headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ETS Global has offices in France, Poland, Jordan, Korea and China, and supports the ETS subsidiary office in Canada.
ETS was founded in 1947 when the American Council on Education, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the College Entrance Examination Board contributed their testing programmes, a portion of their assets and a number of key employees to form an independent nonprofit organisation under the leadership of Henry Chauncey.
In creating ETS, the founders brought to life a concept proposed a decade earlier by Harvard University President James Conant. Conant’s belief was that a single organisation devoted to educational research and assessment could make fundamental contributions to the progress of education in the United States.
In the years since 1947 ETS has expanded beyond the frontiers of its parent country to enhance the quality of education available to people in various corners of the world. Highlights include the launch of the TOEFL® test in the 1960’s and the TOEIC® test in the 1970’s. ETS introduced computer based testing in the 1990’s and internet based testing in the first decade of the 21st century. Continuously ETS researchers are at the forefront of foundational research in the field of assessment and educational measurement.
In 2001 ETS Global was established to promote ETS tests, build and strengthen relations with educational and assessment leaders in Europe and to offer customised assessments. A few years later ETS Global’s scope widened to make the TOEIC® tests available in more than 90 countries around the world and in building a network of offices and partners to support test takers and test users locally.
Today ETS Global is active in offering a variety of English language assessments and tools that support English language learning. It also continues to perform its outreach and client relationship functions such as towards higher education and towards governments. Finally it continues to function as a bridge between the countries in which it is active and all of ETS’s assessment expertise true to the mission to advance quality and equity in education worldwide.