Posts By: Kevin Kane

DSST Program Adds New Exam for College Credit

The nationally recognized DSST program, which offers military and civilian students a cost effective, time-saving way to earn college credits toward their degrees, has added a new exam, Fundamentals of Cybersecurity. More than 1,900 institutions in the …

Society of Actuaries and Prometric Renew Computer-Based Testing Partnership

More than 50,000 Exams Expected per Year for Global ASA, CERA and FSA Designations under New Multi-Year Agreement

SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS: The Society of Actuaries (SOA), the largest professional organization dedicated to serving actuarial members, and Prometric, trusted provider …

European Personnel Selection Office Renews Testing Partnership with Prometric

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) and Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, today announced the renewal of a multi-year framework agreement for the exclusive delivery of computer-based (CBT) and Internet-based testing solutions …

Prometric Wins Irish Business Award

Prometric is the recipient of the 2013 Louth Business Award for ‘Best New Business Under 3 Years’ for its investment and engagement in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, establishing a world-class test development and operations hub to support clients …

Speaker Spotlight: Peter Doolittle and Working Memory

According to Professor Doolittle, people with high “working memory” capacity tend to perform well on standardized tests, as storytellers and writers, and have a high reasoning capacity.

What is working memory? Our mind’s ability to use information and …

Video: Prometric Security in Every Test

The exams Prometric delivers provide a fair and trusted means for people all over the world to prove their merits and earn licenses, certifications and accreditations required for highly skilled professions. Because of the job security and earning …

Computer-Based Testing: Six Key Questions Before Making the Switch

Transitioning a testing program from paper-based testing (PBT) to computer-based testing (CBT) is a valuable and large, complex undertaking. The benefits of CBT are well-documented and plentiful. Return on investment extends to organizations (broad delivery capacity, cost-efficiency, enhanced …

Prometric Opens State-of-the-Art, Global Operations Hub in Baltimore County

Gov. O’Malley Lauds Maryland’s Ability to Attract High-Quality, Global Companies and Jobs Growth

Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, has opened its state-of-the-art, global operations hub, located at 7941 Corporate Drive, in Baltimore …

DSST: One Veteran’s Story

“You guys don’t understand. It did, literally, save my life.”
Scott Powers joined the military four days after graduating from Westbury High School, in Houston, Texas. He went on to serve 24 years in the U.S. Navy, as …

Speaker Spotlight: Hyeonseo Lee: My Escape from North Korea

As a child, Hyeonseo Lee’s family arranged for her to be smuggled out of North Korea, to China, in 1997, to escape famine and oppression. She quickly learned the power of learning foreign language skills when she was …

ICMA and Prometric Sign Multi-Year Agreement for Global Expansion of CMA® Exam

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA®), the certification division of IMA®, and Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, announced today a multi-year renewal for test development and delivery services supporting IMA’s globally …

Prometric Reaches 100 High-Skill Jobs in Dundalk

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Minister of State for NewEra, Fergus O’Dowd, T.D., today joined Prometric CEO Michael Brannick and IDA Ireland CEO, Barry O’Leary to announce a major milestone for the U.S. multi-national. Prometric has now reached an employment headcount of 100 …

Prometric Creating State-of-the-Art, Global Operations Hub

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) Secretary Dominick Murray and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joined Prometric CEO Michael Brannick to announce the company’s creation of a $12 million, state-of-the-art, global operations hub.

The Global Operations …

Develop Exam Content Like Never Before

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Prometric, the trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, unveiled for the first time in the U.S. its new app, MyItemWriter, during the 2012 Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) Annual Educational Conference. The PC/laptop …

E-ATP Berlin Conference Sets Stage for Exciting Future

This year’s Association of Test Publishers – Europe (E-ATP) conference, hosted at the Hôtel Concorde Berlin, featured themes ranging from Innovations in Assessment, Operational Best Practices, Meeting the Challenges of Testing in Europe and The People Behind the …

Assessment Alliance: Exam Diagnostics

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Exam diagnostics provide a tool for improving test development, ensuring exam validity. For example, we can identify trends that may indicate we are asking questions that are too difficult or have instructions that lack clarity for large numbers …

Exam Security: Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Safeguarding exam content requires a comprehensive and continuous approach. Prometric employs a full testing lifecycle approach that protects your intellectual property across these four areas.

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  • Test Development and Publishing
  • Technology Enablement
  • Test Delivery
  • Results and Analysis

Look for …

Speaker Spotlight – Seth Priebatsch on the Game Layer

How are individuals in the workforce encouraged and motivated to do good work, to remain productive and engaged, and collectively move a company forward?

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Having founded two start-ups by age 18, Seth Priebatsch has accumulated an extensive skill …

IFIA Partners with Prometric on Multi-Year Computer-Based Test Delivery Contract

International Federation of Inspection Agencies Leverages Prometric’s Global Infrastructure

The International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) and Prometric have signed a multi-year contract to convert IFIA’s current examination program, which forms part of the IFIA Inspector Certification Program, …

Telestration: Prometric’s Global Business

globe-prometric-telestrationFrom the United States to Ireland to India and Japan, Prometric’s test development and delivery solutions are driving global commerce and putting the right people in the right jobs at the right time.

Through innovation, workflow automation and …

Behind the Numbers

The processes of delivering professional certification and licensure exams is always technical and can often be impersonal, but it cannot be overstated that this is an industry that empowers people to reach their dreams. In this issue’s Speaker

Prometric to Deliver New MCAT®

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has renewed its contract with Prometric through 2017 for delivery of the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®). A new and expanded MCAT will launch in 2015, giving greater attention to the …