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Pearson VUE Signs Exclusive Contract with Educational Resources, Inc.

Nurse Entrance Test to Transition to Pearson Professional Centers

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, today announced it signed an exclusive contract with Educational Resources, Inc. (ERI) to begin computer-based test delivery of their Nurse Entrance Test (NET). Beginning late October 2007, the NET will be delivered in Pearson VUE-owned and -operated Pearson Professional Centers in the state of Connecticut, with plans to be administered nationwide in the near future.

Since 1963, Educational Resources, Inc. (ERI) has been recognized for its development of quality diagnostic assessments and other products for nursing education, including the NET (Nurse Entrance Test). The NET evaluates the knowledge and skills necessary for nursing students to complete academic courses within a nursing program, including mathematics, reading and study skills, and is a proven tool for effective prediction of overall success in nursing education programs.

"Educational Resources, Inc. is delighted to work with Pearson VUE and its Pearson Professional Centers, which have such a presence, not only in the United States, but in foreign countries where Educational Resources, Inc. sells its testing products," explained Dr. Michael Frost, President of Educational Resources, Inc.

"We are excited to welcome ERI and its candidates to the Pearson VUE test center network," said Robert Whelan, president, Pearson VUE. "By taking the NET exam in a Pearson Professional Center, we are confident ERI candidates will receive the highest level of service and the high quality, professional testing experience they require."

About Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in electronic testing services for academic admissions, certification and licensure programs. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world's largest network of test centers in 162 countries, providing testing services for information technology, regulatory and certification boards, academic, government and corporate clients. Its innovative technology offers the security and control required by academic, licensure and certification programs while its commitment to service provides customers with an unmatched testing experience. Pearson acquired Promissor, which is now a business of Pearson VUE, extending its leadership in the testing and certification industry.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education, and the Penguin Group.

About Educational Resources, Inc.

For more than forty years, ERI has been committed to helping Nursing and Health Occupation students and schools achieve success. ERI provides entrance to exit testing to evaluate individual and group readiness within a program of study. Nearly 50% of nursing programs use the testing services from ERI.

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