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Kaplan Test Prep Renews Partnership with Pearson VUE to Offer Exclusive “Official Test Day Experience” For Aspiring MBAs,

  Kaplan Test Prep Renews Partnership with Pearson VUE to Offer Exclusive
  “Official Test Day Experience” For Aspiring MBAs, Providing the Most
  Realistic GMAT® Exam Practice Available

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 5, 2014

Aspiring MBA students preparing for the GMAT® exam with Kaplan Test Prep will
retain exclusive permission to take a realistic practice exam in a Pearson
Professional Center, the network of test centers that administers the actual
GMAT® exam, thanks to a renewed agreement between Kaplan and Pearson VUE.
Under the terms of the agreement, Kaplan students can participate in "The
Official Test Day Experience" — a practice exam in the same testing
environment as the actual GMAT® exam to experience a dry run under realistic
test day conditions. Kaplan has offered its students the Experience since
2004, and exclusively through Pearson VUE since 2006.

Kaplan, a leading provider of test preparation for the GMAT® exam, is the only
test prep provider whose students are allowed to sit for a practice exam in
the actual GMAT® exam testing facilities. Kaplan GMAT® test prep students have
a chance to experience their exam environment in advance from start to finish
— from check-in, to security procedures, to computer setup, to lighting, to
seating arrangements, to break procedures, to everything in between. The
Experience is available to Kaplan students in North America, Canada, Puerto
Rico, Mexico and Great Britain.

"Renewing our partnership with Pearson VUE provides our students with a
distinct competitive advantage. Familiarity with the testing environment helps
lower exam-related stress and boost confidence, which is key to success on
test day. Because admissions officers tell us that a low GMAT® exam score is
the biggest application killer, every point on the exam can make a difference
in a highly competitive environment," said Brian Carlidge, executive director
of pre-business and pre-graduate programs, Kaplan Test Prep.

Bob Whelan, President and CEO of Pearson VUE, said: "Having the opportunity to
experience a very realistic practice test can make a crucial difference to the
preparation and success, and therefore future careers and lives, of students
taking the GMAT® exam. We are delighted that Kaplan Test Prep has shown its
continued trust in Pearson VUE to deliver an excellent computer-based testing
service by renewing our partnership."

The in-center Official Test Day Experience is administered as one of the nine
practice computer-adaptive tests that are included in Kaplan’s on site GMAT®
Advantage course; live, online Classroom Anywhere course; online On Demand
course, and private tutoring programs.

Kaplan has been preparing students for the GMAT® exam for over 40 years, and
helps tens of thousands of would-be MBAs annually. For more information about
Kaplan’s GMAT® test preparation course options, visit

*GMAT^® is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission
Council^TM. The Graduate Management Admission Council^TM does not endorse, and
is not affiliated with the owner or content of Kaplan Test Prep.

About Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Test Prep ( is a premier provider of educational and
career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938,
Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive
menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and
digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized
tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate
school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and
nurses. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions
consulting services.

About Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based
testing for information technology, academic, government and professional
testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of
services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through
the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than
175 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON),
the world's leading learning company.

Note to editors: Kaplan is a subsidiary of The Graham Holdings Company


Kaplan Test Prep
Russell Schaffer, 212-453-7538
Twitter: @KapTestNews, @KaplanGMATPrep
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