Assessment services

We have tremendous experience in providing internationally recognised high quality and reliable services for the delivery of high stakes assessments. We deliver assessments to more learners and across a wider range of subjects than any other education services company worldwide. Our clients include National Governments, school management organisations, local districts and regions, professional bodies, academic organisations, and international organisations. Click here to find out more.


Test development

In today's world, the development of reliable test instruments is critical. We have substantial experience in test design from defining test objectives and the required measurements, through to the test media and analysis required.

In Abu Dhabi, we design tests for grades 3 to 12 and in Arabic, English, Mathematics, and Science. In the US, we design and deliver the SAT tests for most of the US States both on paper and onscreen. In the UK, we develop the national curriculum tests for English and Mathematics.

We employ over 200 psychometricians and hundreds of item writers worldwide to develop items that reliably meet the rigours of test writing. Our experts ensure that test items encourage learners to accurately show their abilities in curriculum-based tests that are constructed to reliably assess all the learners within a cohort.


Test delivery

World-wide, we are involved in more aspects of test delivery than any other company. Our teams manage all aspects of delivery, from producing the tests on paper or onscreen; managing learner registrations;organising distribution; running invigilation; marking, collecting and collating results; and reporting to students, teachers and parents alike. Our solid reputation is founded on speed, security, accuracy, reliability, and the transparency of our test management services.

Our credentials and capabilities are first rate. We manage the administration of the national curriculum tests on behalf of the UK Government for over 24,000 schools with 1.2 million learners and involving over 11,000 scorers. We manage the administration of tests for over half the USA State-wide testing programmes and administer the NEAP programme nationally. And we manage the administration of tests in 75% of the States in Australia administering over a million assessments each year. We also administer academic and vocational qualifications through over 4.4 million tests internationally and over 650 different examination subjects annually.


Results Analysis and Reporting

From leading the world with online marking technologies that collect results at item-level, our Results Analysis and Reporting services collate the results for many assessment types and identify progress, trends, and individual student's strengths and weaknesses.

We produce learner reports and, for educators, provide reports and statistical analysis by class, by teacher, by school, by district, by state, and by subject.


Capability building and end-to-end test delivery

We work with Government and Government Agencies to ensure that all involved are gaining experience and capability through planned workshops and shared responsibilities in delivering reliable secure and timely assessments.


Pearson Test of English

We offer a range of English testing services approved by key industry bodies for a variety of purposes. The Pearson Test of English (PTE) is an English language test for international students; it is widely available and offers fast results. The test is recognised by over 95% of universities and colleges in the UK. PTE Academic is approved by the UK Border Agency for student visa applications when students are required to demonstrate English language competency.  PTE Academic measures your English ability by testing the applicant's level of English through tasks which reflect real-life settings. To find out more click here.


Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE delivers millions of high-stakes tests a year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing service markets. It boasts the world's leading test centre network, with over 5,000 test centres in 165 countries, 230 of which are fully-owned and -operated Pearson Professional Centres. Pearson Professional Centres use a patented design, which was created specifically for high-stakes testing and offers a carefully controlled, consistent testing environment... To find out more click here.


Pearson Clinical & Talent Assessment

Pearson Clinical and Talent Assessment is one of the world's largest commercial developers and distributors of psychological testing materials for use in assessing intelligence, memory, neurocognitive functioning, academic achievement, work aptitude and personality, learning and developmental delay, speech and motor disabilities, and many more.

With more than eight decades of experience, rigorous research and development processes and extensive validation studies, you can trust Pearson Clinical and Talent Assessment to help you deliver the results you need. The Australian and New Zealand regional office, situated in Sydney, conducts medium and large scale language adaptations and norming projects, providing support specifically for the local psychology, HR professional, allied therapy and education professions. To find out more click here.