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January 18, 2012 13:23 ET

Prometric and ERB (Educational Records Bureau) Sign Contract for U.S. and International Delivery of Independent School Entrance Exam

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - Prometric, trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, and ERB (Educational Records Bureau), premier provider of state-of-the-art assessment and learning solutions, today announced their partnership for computer-based delivery of the renowned Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) for students entering grades five through 12. This marks the first ever online admission assessment for this age group to be administered at Prometric sites worldwide. The ISEE Online provides independent schools with an accurate, valid and reliable assessment to evaluate the reasoning and achievement of all student applicants.

Beginning in 2012, ERB will leverage Prometric's secure test center network worldwide to expand its current in-school delivery model. Expanding the number of locations where students can take the ISEE will make it easier and more convenient for school age children and their parents to access the test.

"Since its creation in 1989, the ISEE has been well-established as a way to give educational guidance and advise the admittance of students to independent schools worldwide," said David Clune, chief executive officer of ERB. "We look forward to having the ISEE more available to students across the U.S. and internationally to maximize convenience for students and families. We are excited to partner with Prometric to serve our member schools and their applicant families both locally and around the world."

Bill Murtagh, senior vice president of sales and client services at Prometric, stated, "Computerizing exams, making them as widely accessible as possible and ultimately aiding a program's growth through convenience and flexibility is Prometric's forte. We are looking forward to helping ERB make this significant exam even more of an educational staple in providing accurate, valid and reliable assessments to evaluate reasoning and achievement."

About Prometric
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Its market-leading test development and delivery solutions allow clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers more than 10 million tests a year on behalf of approximately 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 10,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.

About ERB
ERB is a not-for-profit educational resources membership association of independent, public, faith-based, and boarding schools providing admissions, achievement and support services for PreK - Grade 12. ERB has been lighting the pathway to student learning in the 21st century by teaming up with ERB member school teachers to develop admission and achievement services that are in a user-friendly online format, providing robust feedback and immediate score reporting. For over 80 years, and nearly 2,000 member schools and districts, ERB has provided quality services to schools around the world. For more information, please visit www.erblearn.org.

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