Professional Examination Service Updates ProExam Suite

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 New ProExam Write completes core digital application refresh

New York  Feb 27, 2013 -- Professional Examination Service, the most experienced organization in professional licensure and certification services, today released ProExam Write, its secure, web-based item development system for assessments. The new ProExam Write completes a series of feature and functionality upgrades to three key digital components of the ProExam Suite. Together, ProExam Write, ProExam Bank and ProExam Event comprise a complementary set of applications for streamlining development and administration of credentialing programs.

ProExam Write is a completely new product with different technology than its predecessor, Professional Examination Service's Remote Item Writer. ProExam Write allows submitting, reviewing, revising and versioning draft items (assessment questions) through a new and friendlier web-based interface. Item reviewers can return draft items to writers with feedback, identify items that are approved for the item bank and track several item writer metrics. In addition, ProExam Write lets credentialing programs attach custom resource materials to assist item writers and reviewers, such as manuals, assignments and workshop information.

"An overarching goal for all of the applications in the ProExam Suite is to increase the efficiency of credentialing programs," said Robert S. Block, president and CEO, Professional Examination Service. "ProExam Write can reduce the number of needed face-to-face meetings – along with their expense – while increasing productivity by item writers."

Professional Examination Service also recently released updates to ProExam Bank (formerly called IBEP), its professional-level item banking and examination production system, and ProExam Event (formerly called TEAMS), its web-based management tool for paper exam administrations.

"Our objective is to combine the professional-grade features and security that sophisticated credentialing programs need with straightforward, attractive interfaces that would appeal to subject-matter experts for whom item writing is an occasional activity," said Chief Information Officer Daniel Leocadi. "We continue to apply these design principles to all applications in the ProExam Suite."

The new ProExam Write and the other ProExam Suite applications are available either as part of Professional Examination Service's comprehensive credentialing services, or as tools that can be licensed separately.

About Professional Examination Service

Professional Examination Service (ProExam) is the most experienced organization in professional credentialing, providing comprehensive services to programs across a broad range of professions. Since 1941, ProExam has supported professional licensure and certification, training and continuing professional education with its full, flexible range of assessment and advisory services. ProExam is a not-for-profit organization with uniquely tailored services, a dedication to personal attention and insight into emerging credentialing trends and technology. Learn more at http://www.ProExam.org.