|For Immediate Release:||2 July 2008|
|PR Contact:||Pearson VUE
Mary Beth Mohn, Marketing Director
Measurement Research Associates, Inc. Renews Contract with Pearson VUE
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 2, 2008 — – Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, today announced that it has renewed its contract with Measurement Research Associates, Inc. (MRA). MRA was established for the purpose of providing quality and personalized psychometric services to certification and licensure boards. MRA works primarily with medical and dental specialty boards including the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. These board examinations will continue to be delivered through the Pearson Professional Centers, Pearson VUE’s owned and operated network of more than 200 test centers.
“Pearson VUE has been our exclusive global testing services partner for the past five years.” said Mary Lunz, Ph.D., director of MRA. “Their commitment to quality and customer service has set them apart in the industry and aligns perfectly with MRA’s philosophy.”
“We are pleased that MRA has chosen to extend their partnership with Pearson VUE,” said Robert Whelan, president, Pearson VUE. “Our relationship with MRA has continued to flourish over the last five years, and we look forward to working with MRA for years to come.”
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in electronic testing for regulatory and certification boards, providing a full suite of services from test development to test delivery to data management. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world’s largest network of test centers in 162 countries, providing testing services for information technology, academic, government and professional clients. Pearson VUE acquired the former Promissor in 2006, thereby extending its leadership in the certification market. The company’s innovative technology offers the highest levels of security and program control, while its commitment to service provides clients and individual test takers with an unmatched testing experience.
Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.