Demonstrate Higher Education Program Effectiveness

The E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) with official content by ETS is a general education outcomes assessment of core skills used by higher ed institutions to demonstrate program effectiveness, assessing and demonstrating student learning while optimizing institutional time and resources.
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General Outcomes Assessment

Assess and demonstrate student learning while optimizing your time and resources with the Territorium E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) with official content by ETS. This general education outcomes assessment measures four core skill areas — reading, writing, mathematics, and critical thinking — in a single efficient, convenient test.

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Support Accreditation

Meet ongoing requirements for accreditation with data that validates performance and institutional funding.

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Provide Clarity to Accountability

Measure individual and cohort performance in the moment, through programmatic approach, and longitudinally across years and classes.

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Benchmark Institutional Performance

Benchmark performance with comparative data for almost 400 institutions and more than 600,000 students nationwide.

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Efficient Delivery & Scoring

The E-Proficiency Profile is a two-hour exam with 2 sections (54 questions in each section, 108 questions total). The exam may be administered either in a single 2-hour testing session or in two separate 1-hour testing sessions.

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Fuel Continuous Improvement

Evaluate, reflect, and adjust teaching and learning practices based upon learner- and cohort-level data.

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E-Proficiency Profile Content

Reading Questions

The reading questions test ability to interpret the meaning of key terms, recognize the primary purpose of a passage, recognize explicitly presented information, make appropriate inferences, and recognize rhetorical devices.

Critical Thinking Questions

The critical thinking questions test ability to recognize assumptions, recognize the best hypothesis to account for the information presented, recognize flaws and inconsistencies in arguments, and draw valid conclusions from the information presented.

Writing Questions

The writing questions test ability to recognize the most grammatically correct revision of a sentence, organize a short piece of writing, and recognize errors in grammar and usage.

Mathematics Questions

The mathematics questions test ability to interpret mathematical terms, interpret tables and graphics, evaluate formulas, compare numbers expressed in different ways, interpret ratios, proportions, and percentages, and recognize equivalent mathematical formulas or expressions.

Data Reported Immediately

Institutions have access to:
  • Total score, subscores, and proficiency classifications for individual testers
  • Total score, norm-referenced subscores, and criterion-referenced scores at the cohort level
Learners receive total score; Standard form test takers also receive skill subscores and context-based subscores

Sample Questions

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Acknowledge proficiency and give learners a way to share their accomplishments online in a simple, trusted, and easily verified format. E-Proficiency Profile badges are issued at the performance level: Advanced or Proficient.

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