|For Immediate Release:||26 July 2010|
|PR Contacts:||Oliver Chesher or Fiona McFadden at GyroHSR
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Pearson VUE Announced as Gold Sponsor for Prestigious Testing Industry Event
London, U.K., July 26, 2010 — Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing, has announced that it will be a Gold Sponsor for the second annual European Association of Test Publishers (E-ATP) Conference.
Held in Sitges, Spain, from 29 September to 1 October 2010, the conference is aimed at all those involved in the business of testing people, whether they already have an established testing programme or are considering using assessment for the first time. E-ATP exists to help publicise advances in testing and attract new business from Europe and beyond.
Testing experts from around the world are scheduled to present on a wide variety of innovative testing practices and trends. A number of Pearson VUE experts will be on hand to offer first-class advice and will host a series of sessions, including Detecting and Preventing Fraud in High-Stakes Testing and Can Technology Help Us Stop Exam Cheating?
Expected attendees include representatives of Ministries of Education, test publishers, awarding bodies, curriculum authorities, policymakers and organisations responsible for testing candidates’ skills, competencies and knowledge.
Suzana Lopes, Pearson VUE EMEA VP Sales and Marketing, said: “Events such as E-ATP are important dates in our calendar. We are proud to be a Gold Sponsor for this key event and look forward to meeting other businesses and showing them what makes us the global leader in computer-based testing.”
For more information, or to register for the event, visit www.eatpconference.org.
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 media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.
About The Association of Test Publishers
Founded in 1992, The Association of Test Publishers (ATP) is a non-profit organisation representing providers of tests and assessment tools and/or services related to education, employment, certification/licensing or clinical uses. ATP’s US conference, Innovations in Testing, celebrated its 10th year in 2009. The conference brings together executives from all aspects of the testing industry to collaborate and share insight about advancements in the ever-changing assessment industry.
E-ATP, ATP’s European division, provides suppliers of tests and assessment tools in Europe with a collective voice to positively influence consumers. The founding of the European division of ATP is a natural step towards ATP’s mission of becoming a worldwide trade association for the testing industry.
The European Division of ATP will assist governments in Europe and the European Union with establishing polices and guidelines that are advantageous to all the stakeholders in the testing process. A European presence creates more business opportunities for ATP members and will allow them to play a part in establishing worldwide policies and guidelines for the testing industry.