UMPI to open center for testing March 10

Posted March 05, 2009, at 6:51 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11 a.m.

PRESQUE ISLE — The University of Maine at Presque Isle will hold an official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new, on-campus Prometric Testing Center at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, on the main floor of South Hall.

The new testing center will provide university students and community members with a convenient location for taking important computer-based examinations, such as the GRE, Praxis and MCAT. Before this center was established, area students and residents were required to drive south for more than 150 miles to take these tests. Officials will be on hand at the opening event to take registrations and schedule testing times.

The university signed a contract last year with the leading global provider in testing services to open a five-seat testing site, which will be located on the ground floor of South Hall. Renovation work was completed during the fall and winter and the space has been outfitted with computer stations and other necessary testing equipment.

Starting March 10, after the opening, the Prometric Testing Center regularly will offer tests, examinations, continuing education, practical exams, and assessments.

Prometric, a wholly owned subsidiary of ETS, specializes in test development, test delivery, data management capabilities, and accurate measurement of program results and data. Prometric allows clients to develop and launch global testing programs and reliably delivers and administers more than 9 million tests a year on behalf of 450 clients in the academic, professional, health care, government, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly by the Web or by using a robust network of more than 10,000 test centers in 163 countries. For more information, visit www.prometric.com.

The public is invited to attend this official opening to learn more about the tests offered through the Prometric Testing Center or to register for a test. For more information on testing services offered at the site, call 768-9589.

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