ETS President and CEO Kurt Landgraf to Leave ETS at End of 2013

Oct 18, 2012, 14:15 ET from Educational Testing Service

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kurt M. Landgraf, President and CEO of Educational Testing Service (ETS), and chair of Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary, informed the organization's Board of Trustees today that he intends to leave ETS at the completion of his current contract at the end of 2013. 



Landgraf, 66, joined ETS in 2000 as its fifth president and CEO, and has served in that capacity longer than anyone other than the founding president. During his tenure, Landgraf has led ETS to unprecedented growth and success, including the release of numerous groundbreaking research reports, supporting advancements in the art and science of assessment, and reaching more test takers worldwide. Under Landgraf's leadership ETS's annual revenues tripled.

In addition, Landgraf significantly diversified ETS by establishing the organization in the K-12 assessment market, greatly expanding ETS's international business, building its computerized assessment capabilities, broadening its educational research activities, and Landgraf has nurtured ETS's social mission through collaborations with groups serving underrepresented students.

Landgraf has also strengthened ETS's major assessments, such as the TOEFL® Test, the TOEIC® Tests, the GRE® Test, and the Praxis Series™ of teacher assessments, and reinforced ETS's relationship with the College Board as the assessment developer and delivery organization for their SAT® and AP® programs worldwide. 

"For 65 years, ETS has been dedicated to producing sound research, advancing learning and increasing opportunities for students around the world. It is an honor and privilege for me to lead ETS," says Landgraf. "I wanted to inform our Board of my intentions well in advance so they could plan accordingly. I look forward to being fully engaged in all aspects of leading ETS until the end of my contract."

A search committee formed by the ETS Board of Trustees will determine and consider internal and external candidates to become ETS's new president and CEO. 

About ETS
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 more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.

About Prometric
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. As the global standard in professional competency measurement, Prometric reliably delivers 10 million tests per year on behalf of 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric achieves customer-inspired advances that are better, faster and at less cost for its clients, helping to put the right people in the right jobs at the right time. Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. For more information, please visit

SOURCE Educational Testing Service