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Kris Hudson

Dental Assisting National Board Switches to Pearson Professional Testing As Its Exclusive Test Delivery Provider

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., September 4, 2002 — Pearson Professional Testing, the professional licensure and certification electronic testing business of NCS Pearson, today announced that it has signed an exclusive, three year contract with the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB). Under the terms of the contract, Pearson Professional Testing will launch electronic testing for DANB’s certification program on January 1, 2003 and become DANB’s sole provider of electronic test delivery services by March 1, 2003.

DANB is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the public good by providing credentialing services to the dental community. DANB offers both certification examinations, and examinations leading to certificates of competency, and is the nationally recognized credentialing agency for dental assistants.

“DANB switched to Pearson Professional Testing because of its advanced and reliable technology, combined with its flexible test center options,” said Cynthia Durley, Executive Director of DANB. “The company-owned and operated network of Pearson Professional Centers offers us the control and consistency we have been looking for and represents DANB well in the eyes of our exam candidates. Pearson Professional Testing’s innovative technology will also ensure accurate and timely delivery of tests and test results, which is so critically important to us.”

“We are delighted that DANB has joined our growing list of testing clients who are switching to Pearson Professional Testing, because of our commitment to delivering exceptional customer service, developing the best technology and providing the finest testing center environment for their program,” said Bob Whelan, vice president and general manager, Pearson Professional Testing. “DANB is a true leader in the credentialing industry and we are pleased that our technical innovation provides the flexible test delivery solution that meets their specific needs.”

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 business 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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