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Kaplan Enters Exclusive Agreement with Pearson VUE to Provide

the Most Realistic GMAT(R) Practice Test Offered by Any Test Prep Provider 
Aspiring MBAs Get Valuable Realistic Test Center Experience 
NEW YORK, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Students preparing for the Graduate
Management Admission Test with Kaplan will be able to take a practice exam in
a Pearson Professional Center, the network of test centers that will
administer the actual GMAT(R) exam beginning in January 2006, thanks to a new
exclusive agreement between Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions and Pearson VUE.
Under the terms of the agreement, Kaplan's GMAT(R) students can take the
"Ultimate Practice Test" -- a practice exam in the same testing environment as
the actual GMAT(R) so they can experience a dry run under true test day
conditions.  Kaplan has offered the Ultimate Practice Test since August, 2004,
through a previous partnership.* 
Kaplan, the largest provider of test preparation for the GMAT(R), is the
only test prep provider that enables GMAT(R) test takers to practice in the
actual testing facility.  Test takers have a chance to experience their exam
environment in advance -- test center location, computer setup, lighting,
seating arrangement, security procedures, room layout, etc. -- and know what
to expect on test day.  The Ultimate Practice Test will now be available to
Kaplan students in North America, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, London and
Paris. 
"We're pleased to partner with Pearson VUE to provide our students with
the distinct competitive advantage of The Ultimate Practice Test.  Familiarity
with the testing environment can help combat anxiety and breed confidence,
which is vital to test day success," said Susan Kaplan, director of business
programs for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.  "The Ultimate Practice Test
removes the unknown from the equation for test day so students are able to
focus on the exam itself." 
The Ultimate Practice Test is provided to Kaplan's GMAT(R) students at no
extra cost as part of Kaplan's GMAT(R) classroom, tutoring and premium online
prep options.  The in-center test will be administered as one of the eight
practice computer adaptive tests that are included in the Kaplan program. 
Kaplan offers complete preparation for GMAT(R) test takers.  Kaplan's
GMAT(R) course gives prospective business school students extensive practice
with eight online computer adaptive tests that simulate the GMAT(R), and an
online study center that includes over 100 online workshops and quizzes.
Students receive instruction from highly trained experts, exclusive
test-taking strategies and a tailored, performance-based study plan.  The
Kaplan GMAT(R) course also features high quality study materials including a
comprehensive course book, extensive online materials and new advanced content
for those targeting 700+ on the GMAT(R).  Kaplan prepares tens of thousands of
would-be MBAs annually. 
For more on the Ultimate Practice Test, tips on taking computer adaptive
tests and information on upcoming free practice tests and business school
admissions events around the country, go to http://www.kaptest.com/business. 


     * The Graduate Management Admission Council(R) is neither involved nor
       endorses this arrangement in any way.


Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions (http://www.kaptest.com), a division of
Kaplan, Inc. (http://www.kaplan.com), is a premier provider of educational and
career services for individuals, schools and businesses.  Established in 1938,
Kaplan is far and away the world leader in the test prep industry and has
served well over 3 million students. With 3,000 classroom locations worldwide,
a comprehensive menu of online offerings and a complete array of books and
software, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 60 standardized tests,
including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as
well as English language and professional licensing exams.  Kaplan also
provides private tutoring and college and graduate admissions consulting
services. 
Pearson VUE (http://www.pearsonvue.com) is the electronic testing business
of Pearson Education, which in turn is part of Pearson, the international
media company. Pearson's primary operations also include the Financial Times
Group and the Penguin Group. 
Note to editors: Kaplan is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington
Post Company (NYSE: WPO) 


    Press contact:
     Victoria Grantham, victoria_grantham@kaplan.com, 212-453-7538
     Stephanie Dille, stephanie.dille@pearson.com, 952-681-3798




SOURCE  Kaplan Test Prep 
CONTACT:
Victoria Grantham of Kaplan, victoria_grantham@kaplan.com, +1-212-453-7538, or 
Stephanie Dille for Kaplan, stephanie.dille@pearson.com, +1-952-681-3798
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