SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

February 02, 2007 10:12 ET

ETS Global BV Awarded National Assessment Agency Contract in England

PRINCETON, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 2, 2007 -- England's National Assessment Agency announced that ETS Global BV has been awarded a five-year contract to supply test operation services from 2008 to 2012.

The contract, worth $312 million over the contract period, covers the country's key stages 1, 2 and 3 and Year 7 progress tests. This includes:

--  Test order and pupil registration data collection
--  Printing and distribution of test materials (from 2009)
--  External marking of the key stage 2, 3 and Year 7 progress tests
--  Collection and onward delivery of test results data
    
"ETS Global BV is pleased to partner with the NAA in this contract to deliver National Curriculum assessments to schools in England," says Kurt Landgraf, President and CEO of the parent company, ETS. "As a global, non-profit company, we are dedicated to assuring quality and equity for all students."

"Today marks the culmination of a thorough and exacting procurement process," says David Gee, NAA Managing Director. "We are confident that, together with ETS, the NAA can continue to deliver a robust and efficient National Curriculum assessment system fit for the 21st century."

ABOUT ETS AND ETS GLOBAL

ETS is a non-profit 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. Founded 1947, ETS today develops, administers and scores more than 24 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.

ETS Global, the international arm of ETS, has offices around the world through four regional divisions: ETS EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), ETS APAC (Asia Pacific), ETS Latin America, and ETS Canada. In serving individuals, educational institutions and government agencies worldwide, ETS Global offers the valid and reliable assessments, research, and related services of its US-based parent company; as well as providing customized solutions to meet the needs for teacher professional development products and services, classroom and end-of-course assessments, and research-based teaching and learning tools.

For more information, visit the ETS Global Web Site.

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