PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world's largest nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization today announced its inclusion in this year's InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the United States.
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Other 2013 winners include Toyota, General Motors, Coca-Cola Enterprise, Inc, Comcast, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Gap, Inc. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.
"The recent technology advances that we have been able to implement allow us to transform access to and delivery of educational assessments that ultimately benefit the global educational marketplace," said Dan Wakeman, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at ETS. "We continue to strive to build innovative platforms that will meet the future needs of test takers and institutions worldwide. It's an honor to be in the company of so many forward-thinking organizations."
ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries at more than 9,000 locations worldwide. The company's more than 3,000 employees worldwide also conduct educational research, analysis and policy studies and develop customized services and products for teacher certification, English language learning and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.
"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer-focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business—or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way."
A complete listing of winners can be found at http://www.informationweek.com/500.
At 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 as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments. www.ets.org
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SOURCE Educational Testing Service