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Kris Hudson

NCS Pearson Awarded Electronic Test Delivery Contract for Americal Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., February 4, 2002 — Pearson Professional Testing, the professional licensure and certification electronic testing business of NCS Pearson today announced that it has been selected as the exclusive electronic test delivery provider for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry (BOR).

ASCP is a not-for-profit medical society organized exclusively for educational, scientific and charitable purposes. The Society is widely accepted as the most influential leader in the certification of medical technologists through its BOR, an administratively independent certification agency of the ASCP. The BOR promotes the health and safety of the public by preparing relevant standards and developing procedures to assure the competence of laboratory personnel.

“We chose Pearson Professional Testing because of their testing center network, their unparalleled technology and for their commitment to providing exceptional customer service,” said Kory Ward-Cook, Ph.D., CAE, Senior Vice President for ASCP, Executive Director of the BOR. “The company-owned and operated Pearson Professional Centers provide the consistent format and controlled environment we require to implement standardized tests.”

“We are pleased to welcome the BOR to our expanding list of organizations testing in our Pearson Professional Centers,” said Bob Whelan, vice president and general manager of Pearson Professional Testing. “The BOR was one of the first professional certifying agencies to offer computer-based testing (CBT) and is once again demonstrating its innovation by choosing to test in our new testing center network, which is specifically designed to meet the most demanding requirements of high-stakes testing programs.”

About NCS Pearson
NCS Pearson is a global provider of applications, services, and technologies for education, testing, assessment, government and complex data management. Through its electronic testing business, Pearson Professional Testing, NCS Pearson implements innovative testing solutions that enhance the performance, reliability and security of professional licensure and certification testing programs throughout the world. NCS Pearson operates as a subsidiary of Pearson Education, the world’s largest integrated education company, which in turn is part of Pearson plc, the international media company.

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