PEOPLECERT and SCANTRON FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE TO ENHANCE INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT EXPERIENCE
Leveraging both companies’ strengths provides best-in-class solutions
for international professionals and companies via assessment development, online proctoring,
and accurate delivery and scoring of career certification and licensure exams
LONDON, UK – March 2, 2015 – PEOPLECERT, a leader in the global examination and certification industry, and Scantron Corporation, a leader in developing and delivering assessment solutions are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic alliance that will enhance the assessment experience for international employers and professionals. The combined expertise will deliver high-quality, standardized exams in critical global marketplaces such as education, certification, licensure, and employment examinations.
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with Scantron to form a strategic alliance that will enable test takers worldwide to take advantage of unrivalled testing solutions,” says David Grinham, Chairman PEOPLECERT UK & Senior Director, PEOPLECERT International. “In this ever-evolving industry, we are spearheading a new era of exam solutions that implement incredibly advanced technology and expertise.” Byron Nicolaides, CEO and Chairman, PEOPLECERT says, “With our global presence and experience in delivering testing solutions to millions of candidates, combined with Scantron’s expertise in assessment development and technology, we are confident that this alliance will deliver a truly outstanding testing experience to governments, corporations, academic institutions, and more.”
“Scantron is committed to building strong alliances that will help improve the effectiveness of assessment and survey solutions,” Kevin Brueggeman, CEO of Scantron said. “We are looking forward to collaborating with PEOPLECERT to deliver improved exam content while offering excellent solutions that accurately and effectively measure crucial workplace skills and knowledge worldwide.”
The newly formed alliance will improve the international landscape of assessment development, certification exams, rapid and accurate exam scoring, remote proctoring, and other elements. It will also enable test takers worldwide to utilize unrivalled testing solutions.
Delivering millions of exams across 140 countries, PEOPLECERT enables professionals around the world to boost their careers, achieve their goals and realise their life ambitions through globally recognised certifications. With its innovative, award-winning testing solutions, PEOPLECERT empowers people with world-class technology, such as Online Proctoring and e-Certification solutions. For the development and management of the certification schemes, PEOPLECERT has innovative exam administration solutions that offer a hassle-free and secure exam process for its partners, from exam development booking and registration, to exam delivery and certificate issue. Today, PEOPLECERT certifications are offered globally, through an extensive network of training organisations, corporations, and test centres worldwide.
Scantron is a leading provider of assessment solutions, analytics solutions and technology services that enable organizations to measure and improve their effectiveness. Scantron serves educational institutions worldwide, government entities and businesses in multiple industries, including financial services and healthcare. For more than four decades, the Scantron brand has been recognized and respected as a trusted resource for reliable assessment, data capture and analysis. Within the last decade, Scantron has delivered over 100 million digital assessments and each year, it delivers millions of paper-based assessments with its world-class expertise in optical mark reading and image scanning. Scantron proudly serves nearly all of the largest school districts in the United States and Ministries of Education in over 50 countries. The respected brand’s sophisticated computer adaptive and psychometric technologies have made its assessment programs the choice of many customers. Scantron is also a large-scale provider of technology services needed by businesses in multiple industries. Currently, over 10,000 customers receive onsite, locally managed network, managed print, implementation services, or computer hardware services through Harland Technology Services.
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