SOURCE: Performance Assessment Network

August 08, 2005 09:00 ET

pan Awarded Contract for U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity Algebra Tests

CARMEL, IN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 8, 2005 -- Today Performance Assessment Network®, Inc. ("pan™"), world leader in online assessment and talent management, announced that it has been awarded a contract from the United States Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) to provide its poet (pan online educational testing) Web-based technology and expert consulting services in the development and administration of Web-based versions of the DoDEA eighth-grade algebra tests.

The program will involve the development, administration, scoring, reporting, and data management of classroom-based student achievement testing. The testing will be completed on Web-connected PCs. Students based at military schools globally will be able to take the tests and have them processed and scored rapidly. Further, the poet system allows simple transportability of student test information when the student moves to a new school, and rapid reporting of aggregate data to the DoDEA.

"pan is very excited that our poet platform has been selected by DoDEA for their algebra tests," noted pan CEO David T. Pfenninger Ph.D. "The rigor and efficiencies of the Web-based model provide a compelling rationale for meeting the DoDEA needs for global 'anytime' testing availability, immediate reporting, and maximum mobility. We are honored to be chosen by DoDEA as their testing partner for this highly progressive new program."

By integrating platform, process, content, and management into one reliable, simple-to-use system, poet advances test administration standards and makes premium standardized test processing affordable to any agency, district or institution with basic Internet access. To learn how to achieve a better educational testing process, visit pan's product-specific Web site at

About pan

Performance Assessment Network, Inc. (pan) is the leading provider of Internet-based testing and assessment solutions, with over 12,000 corporate, government, and education clients internationally. pan administers millions of tests, assessments, and surveys annually. pan also manages a network of high-stakes testing centers throughout the U.S., in addition to its internet testing and Vita platforms, IT professional and consulting services, and testing product distribution businesses. One of the fastest growth companies in the U.S. in 2003-2005, closely held pan is based in Carmel, Ind. For more information, visit

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    Performance Assessment Network, Inc.