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India Plays Central Role in Prometric’s Global Test Development Solutions

As a central hub in Prometric’s global Test Development Solutions (TDS) business, Prometric’s Gurgaon operation streamlines workflow from India to Ireland, the United States and Japan.

 
PRLog - Feb. 22, 2013 - New Delhi, India, 21 February 2013 – As a central hub in Prometric’s global Test Development Solutions (TDS) business, Prometric’s Gurgaon operation streamlines workflow from India to Ireland, the United States and Japan. Comprising specialists in content development, technical publishing and quality assurance, Prometric’s TDS employees contribute to a 20-hour global work cycle, allowing the company to bring content to market in one-third the time. By capitalising on the collective knowledge and experience of the group and following recognised industry standards, Prometric is able to provide fair and consistent exam content and scoring on behalf of 400 clients around the world, helping them ensure that their programmes are legally defensible, valid and sound.

Prometric’s business model leverages a cycle of innovation and technology automation tools to continually reach for higher quality and cost savings. Prometric utilises proven methodologies to define what needs to be measured, and works with qualified subject matter experts to develop and review test content delivered to candidates in a fair, flexible and secure manner.

For example, since 2009, Prometric has worked in close collaboration with the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) to develop a psychometrically sound and fair Common Admission Test (CAT). The test design, structure and item (question and answer) profiles of the CAT are first defined by the IIMs. Prometric then coordinates with IIM professors and external subject matter experts to author test items based on these guidelines. The test items are reviewed and edited thoroughly with IIM professors to ensure fairness, clarity, completeness and accuracy before they are placed into exam forms (versions of the test).  At this stage, Prometric and the IIMs review and approve for content balance before final release to test publishing. Like other world-class management and Master’s-level entrance exams, the CAT utilises multiple exam forms. To ensure fairness and equivalency across the forms, Prometric employs an industry-standard psychometric process called “equating” to adjust differences in difficulty so that scores are comparable on a common metric. A rigorous post-administration analysis is conducted by credentialed US-based psychometricians to confirm validity of the exam and ensure that every candidate is provided a fair and equal opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities.

“Prometric works closely with its clients in India and abroad to develop and deliver fair and secure exams,” said Soumitra Roy, Managing Director, Prometric India.  “Our methodologies provide the highest level of accuracy in testing, scoring and reporting in the industry, but we are never satisfied.”

Prometric continually invests in the expansion of its test development capabilities to provide better, faster and more cost effective solutions to its clients globally.  Through its global, 20-hour test development operation, Prometric helps many of the world’s most recognised companies, governments and organisations develop tests that accurately measure the knowledge and skills of millions of test-takers around the world.

Prometric

Prometric Testing Private Limited (Prometric India) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prometric Inc. and has been present in India since 1997. Our operations span nine locations and employ over 200 people. Prometric India delivers over 650,000 exams annually through a network of close to 450 testing centres. India represents a core part of Prometric’s growth strategy, both as a regional operations location and as a market for its globally distributed testing services.

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. As the global standard in professional competency measurement, Prometric reliably delivers 10 million tests per year on behalf of 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardisation, Prometric achieves customer-inspired advances that are better, faster and at less cost for its clients, helping to put the right people in the right jobs at the right time. Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilising a robust network of more than 8,000 test centres in more than 160 countries.

For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.

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