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NCS-VUE Names Neil Crocker to Key Position

Minneapolis, Minn., July 25, 2000 — National Computer Systems, Inc. (NCS) (NASDAQ: NLCS) announced that Neil Crocker has been promoted to the position of vice president and general manager for NCS’ Certification and Licensing division, Virtual University Enterprises (VUE). The appointment is effective immediately.

Mr. Crocker has served as vice president of NCS-VUE’s Electronic Testing Programs since 1996, with responsibility for business development and program management. Prior to joining NCS-VUE, Mr. Crocker was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company.

Mr. Crocker holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, a Master of Engineering from McMaster Unversity in Hamilton, Canada, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

VUE (www.vue.com), the Certification and Licensure division of NCS, is responsible for creating and managing NCS’ electronic testing business. Today the NCS-VUE testing system is installed at over 2,300 testing centers worldwide, delivering thousands of certification exams for many of the leading Information Technology (IT) companies including Microsoft, Novell, IBM and others. In the professional licensure market, NCS-VUE has begun to deliver examinations in the United Kingdom for England’s Teacher Training Agency and is about to begin delivering NASD RegulationSM examinations in several international locations for National Association of Securities Dealers Regulation, Inc. NCS-VUE will begin delivering the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. on October 1, 2002 through a 200-center network of NCS owned and operated testing centers in the United States.

NCS (www.ncs.com) is a global information services company providing software, services, systems and Internet-based technologies for the collection, management and interpretation of data. NCS serves important segments of the education, testing, assessment and data management markets with nearly 5,000 employees serving its customers from more than 30 locations worldwide.

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