BLOOMINGTON, Minn., November 14, 2005 — Pearson VUE, the electronic testing business of Pearson Education, today announced it signed an exclusive, five-year contract with the LNAT Consortium Ltd. to provide computer-based test delivery of the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT). The LNAT is now available throughout the Pearson VUE-owned and -operated network of 150 Pearson Professional Centers in the United Kingdom as well as more than 200 Pearson Professional Centers in the United States and its territories. The exam is also available in an additional 170 Pearson VUEŽ Authorized Center Select test centers around the world.
The LNAT is run by a group of universities in the United Kingdom called the LNAT Consortium Ltd. The test is designed to provide an assessment of a candidate’s potential for law degree courses. It’s one of the factors LNAT-participating universities consider during the selection process of applicants who want to join their undergraduate law programs. In the past, universities in the United Kingdom selected candidates based principally on their A-level results in high school. Now candidates who apply to LNAT-participating universities in the UK will be accepted based on their LNAT scores as well. This new application process mirrors the current process used by universities and colleges, graduate schools and law schools in the United States.
“With Pearson VUE as the new exam delivery provider for the LNAT, our candidates will have more options of when and where to test throughout the extensive Pearson VUE network of secure test centers,” said Dr. Phil Syrpis, Chair of the LNAT Consortium in 2005. “Additionally, by delivering the exam electronically, it will speed up the admissions process by providing a quicker turnaround of LNAT scores to the universities.”
“As a leader in computer-based testing, Pearson VUE will provide a consistent, secure testing experience for students taking this important exam. Converting the LNAT to electronic test delivery provides students with additional testing dates and readily-available appointment times in conveniently located test centers throughout the United Kingdom and the world,” said Bob Whelan, Pearson VUE vice president and general manager.
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the electronic testing business of Pearson Education, which in turn is part of Pearson, the international media company. Pearson’s primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.