In pursuit of deeper integration of innovative approaches into ETS products and services, Oranje will intensify its focus on the design and development of innovative, technology-based assessments and learning tools. This will include increased integration of research capabilities and new technologies into how assessments and learning technologies are designed and delivered.
The Assessment and Learning Technology Development domain, formerly known as Assessment Development, is part of ETS’s Research and Development division. The area includes over 650 staff.
“Since joining ETS, Andreas has driven the organization to approach assessment with an eye to the future and with a deep understanding of the most effective and valuable ways to incorporate new technologies into our solutions. “says MacDonald. “ETS has always led the field of assessment and I am confident that this legacy will continue under Andreas’ vision and leadership.”
Oranje began his career at ETS in 2001 after joining United States from the Netherlands, where he obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from the University of amsterdam. From 2013 to 2017, he served as project director for ETS’s design, analysis and reporting work on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) contract; and from 2013 to 2015, he co-led ETS’s collaboration with the Institute of Play, Electronic Arts and others to create game-based assessments.
In his most recent role as Chief Research Officer at ETS, he oversaw and set strategy for many of ETS’s core areas of innovation in natural language processing and speech, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, virtual performance assessments and accessibility technology.
“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to lead ETS’s new assessment and learning technology development work,” says Oranje. “Assessment as we know it will continue to change dramatically and I expect ETS to remain a global leader in shaping that change and delivering innovative assessments, learning tools and technology to learners around the world. .”
SOURCE Educational Testing Service