SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

November 25, 2008 09:20 ET

GSA Schedule Now Includes Largest Nonprofit Assessment Company

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 25, 2008) - Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced today its inclusion on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) list of companies approved to supply products and services to the U.S. Government. ETS is one of the first nonprofit education assessment and research organizations to be included on the GSA Schedule 69 [Training Aids and Devices, Instructor-Led Training; Course Development; Test Administration].

ETS, a global leader in developing fair and valid assessments and education research, can now offer training aids and devices as well as test administration services directly to government agencies. All federal agencies, including cabinet, independent and quasi-governmental groups, have the option of requesting orders for ETS's products and services using GSA Advantage, an online marketplace for GSA schedules.

"ETS has committed to the federal marketplace by securing a GSA Schedule contract. As a nonprofit organization, ETS is focusing on extending our mind share to the federal government via collaborations that will enable our best practices to be adopted by the public sector," says Chuck Cascio, ETS Vice President of Interactive Learning.

The awarded GSA contract ensures the government of ETS's best pricing. ETS is providing the federal government with a considerable discount off of its established commercial rates. Furthermore, ETS is offering GSA an additional volume discount on orders equal to or greater than $500,001. ETS has been well received by the government agencies and plans to expand its reach within the agencies by introducing its core offerings.

ETS products approved by GSA include tests and assessments in the K-12, Higher Education and School Assessments, and Interactive Learning Divisions.

ETS's GSA Schedule 69 has four categories:

--  Teaching machines/devices
--  Prepared/printed instructional material
--  Prepared audio and visual instruction material/multimedia program kits
--  Instructor-led and web-based training
    

More details are available at www.gsaadvantage.gov. For more questions, please contact Kelly Denson at kdenson@ets.org.

About ETS

ETS is a nonprofit institution with the mission to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services for all people worldwide. In serving individuals, educational institutions and government agencies around the world, ETS customizes solutions to meet the need for teacher professional development products and services, classroom and end-of-course assessments, and research-based teaching and learning tools. Founded in 1947, ETS today develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually, in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. Additional information is available at www.ets.org.