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For Immediate Release: 20 January 2011
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The European Federation of Schools Selects Pearson VUE to Deliver Assessment via Computer-Based Testing

London, U.K., January 20, 2011 — Pearson VUE, the leader in computer-based testing, has been selected by the European Federation of Schools (FEDE) to deliver its newly formed European Business and Administration Test (EUBAT).

Headquartered in Switzerland, FEDE is a European non-governmental organisation which is dedicated to the promotion and application of fundamental educational rights.

The EUBAT is designed to assess candidates’ understanding of the culture, history, values, traditions and elements of Europe which may influence social behaviour. The test also measures candidates’ knowledge of how business and commerce is structured and conducted throughout the continent. Those who sit the exam will not simply pass or fail but will see their performance used to ascertain their level of knowledge and understanding.

The EUBAT is scheduled to be a three-hour exam delivered in French and English via Pearson VUE’s extensive global network of test centres. This will provide FEDE with a large testing footprint while its candidates benefit from accessible assessment.

The exclusive six-year agreement will see Pearson VUE begin test delivery in September 2011.

Edouard Jagodnik, President, FEDE, said: “We chose Pearson VUE to deliver the EUBAT based on its responsiveness and ability to provide high-stakes exams in a professional and secure environment. We were also impressed by Pearson VUE’s record of delivering prestigious global assessment and are confident that our partnership will help the EUBAT to become an internationally recognised and respected test.”

Suzana Lopes, Pearson VUE, VP EMEA Sales and Marketing, added: “We are delighted to partner with FEDE to deliver a new and exciting test which will measure candidates’ understanding of life in continental Europe. Our unrivalled ability to provide the most comprehensive and secure computer-based testing solutions will ensure FEDE candidates achieve dependable results which will aid their future education and employment.”

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.co.uk) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centres in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

Last updated 2011-01-20