CAE is a non-profit organization founded in 1952 to advance corporate support of education and conduct policy research on higher education (www.cae.org
). Currently, CAE is best known for its work focusing on measuring and improving the quality of secondary and postsecondary education. CAE has two nationwide assessment programs: the Collegiate Learning Assessment and the College and Work Readiness Assessment.
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.
Excelsior College (www.excelsior.edu
) is an accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers more efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs. Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for Excelsior College Examinations.
LearningCounts is a Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) program and is supported by foundations dedicated to increasing the college graduation rate in America. LearningCounts was founded by a PLA Alliance between CAEL, The College Board (CLEP), and the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT).
We insisted on superior course content, so we went to the best. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
The National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) is a growing library of high-quality online course content for students and faculty in higher education, high school and Advanced Placement*. This non-profit project, supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is an Open Educational Resource (OER) and facilitates collaboration among a community of content developers to serve students and teachers worldwide.
Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method powerfully for learners of any age. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA., and has offices in Harrisonburg, VA, Boulder, CO, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Sao Paulo and Dubai.
The Saylor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by Michael J. Saylor, founder and CEO of business intelligence firm MicroStrategy and the Foundation’s sole trustee. Mr. Saylor created the Foundation because he had a very simple, very earnest, and very bold idea: Education should be free.Changes in technology are making the distribution of information faster, easier, and cheaper. At the same time, high-quality educational materials are becoming increasingly digital and easier to access around the world. Accordingly, the Saylor Foundation is harnessing technology to make education free via www.saylor.org
Thinkwell was founded in 1997 in Austin, Texas with the mission to bring great teaching to students worldwide. Thinkwell's multimedia products in math, science, and social science integrate technology, art, and video with great teaching to produce a new path to success for students. Thinkwell's products and courses are being used by thousands of students at schools and universities across the globe.