Pearson Test of English Academic Recognized by Wake Forest University MBA Programs

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Nationally Ranked Graduate Program Turns to Leading Education and Technology Company for State-of-the-Art Measure of English Language Ability

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Wake Forest's MBA programs are indicative of the caliber of academic programs around the world that have recognized our accurate, state-of-the art assessment of English language abilities

Wake Forest University (WFU) announced today that it will recognize the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) for admission of non-native English speakers to its graduate business programs. Consistently ranked among the world's best business schools, Wake Forest is a private university and enrolls nearly 7,000 students annually, with 2,400 in the business school.

Stacy Poindexter Owen, Director of Graduate Business Admissions at Wake Forest University, explains, "Every year, students from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and cultures pursue their graduate business degrees at Wake Forest. We are optimistic that PTE Academic will provide accurate measures of the English language ability of non-native English speaking candidates for admission, helping us ensure that they will be successful in our rigorous learning community."

Pearson combined the power of international test development, in-depth research and proven, proprietary automated scoring technologies to develop PTE Academic. The test fills a critical need for an accurate measurement of the English language Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers.

"Wake Forest's MBA programs are indicative of the caliber of academic programs around the world that have recognized our accurate, state-of-the art assessment of English language abilities," said Mark Anderson, President, Global Strategy and Business Development, Pearson Education International. "We look forward to working with the university's admissions staff as they begin to use PTE Academic."

About Pearson Language Tests
Pearson Language Tests (PLT) is part of Pearson plc. PLT is developing PTE Academic in collaboration with the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®).

PTE Academic delivers real-life measures of test takers' language proficiency to universities, higher education institutions, government departments and other organizations requiring academic English. The test is designed to predict more efficiently the ability of test takers to function in an English-speaking academic environment. More than 1,300 programs worldwide now accept or are in the process of accepting PTE Academic.

PTE Academic is the preferred English language test of the prestigious Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®), and is now available to test takers at Pearson's global network of secure testing centers. For more information, contact usreco@pearson.com or visit http://www.pearsonpte.com

About Pearson
Pearson has global-reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO).

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