Pearson VUE and TrueAbility Announce Partnership Agreement

(BLOOMINGTON, MN) – 31 March, 2020 – Pearson VUE, the leader in computer-based testing, today announced a multi-year Master Services Agreement with TrueAbility®, a leading performance-based assessment platform that certifies today’s workforce. TrueAbility’s platform will allow Pearson VUE to deliver innovative certification exams focusing on performance-based assessments while also improving efficiency and streamlining exam operations.

"This agreement with TrueAbility will help us deliver a fully integrated and globally scalable performance-based certification program,” said Bob Whelan, president of Pearson Assessments. “While our Pearson VUE-Certiport group has a rich history of successfully delivering millions of performance-based lab exams over the years, with TrueAbility as a partner, we’re now in a position to give our customers an expanded, one-stop-shop experience with cutting-edge technology.”

Through the integration of TrueAbility’s performance-based assessment platform into Pearson VUE’s test delivery technology, Pearson VUE clients gain the ability to ensure that their candidates can accurately demonstrate their competencies and skills in a real-world environment.

Capable of supporting the wide range of certification program needs across industries, test sponsors can now assess candidates’ abilities by using profession-specific applications and environments through the performance-based testing platform. The integrated solution also enables test sponsors to create stand-alone performance-based exams, or exams that combine performance-based testing with knowledge-based questions, using all of the test design features and flexibility the Pearson VUE platform is known for.

“Performance-based assessment captures more educational objectives than any other assessment method alone by allowing an individual to engage in a live environment to perform real-world tasks,” states Frederick Mendler, CEO of TrueAbility. “As the demand for performance-based assessment increases, TrueAbility is excited to partner with Pearson VUE, a recognized industry leader, to deliver a unified candidate experience.”

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 16 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leaders in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world's most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 highly secure test centers in 180 countries. Our leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies. For more information, please visit PearsonVUE.com.

About TrueAbility
Founded in 2012, TrueAbility provides skill assessment solutions built upon scalable performance-based technology, providing the most natural and comprehensive hands-on environment for a person to demonstrate ability. With end-users ranging from data scientists and lawyers, to developers, engineers and technologists, the flexibility of the cloud-based platform is wide-ranging. The company is privately held and headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, please visit trueability.com.

Media Contact:
Alexander Wessendorff, Global PR & Communications Manager, Pearson VUE
+44 2070102582
Alexander.Wessendorff@pearson.com
Alison Marshall, TrueAbility
210-624-7500
Alison.Marshall@trueability.com

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