BALTIMORE, Md., March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prometric, the trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, announced today the availability of MyItemWriter™ on the Apple App Store, Android App Store and Windows Store. The PC/laptop version of the app is available on www.prometric.com. There is no charge for MyItemWriter.
"MyItemWriter pulls back the curtain on test development," said Michael Brannick, President and CEO of Prometric. "By downloading MyItemWriter and joining or forming a community of subject matter experts, you can participate in conversations going on all over the world to develop high quality exams that help candidates to determine and document their knowledge, skills and abilities. Effective testing is an engine that can improve quality and growth in education and commerce. This leads to more and more fulfilling employment for people."
Download of the app is easy and secure. Once a user has the app installed, no connection to the Web is needed until a subject matter expert chooses to share new test content via the cloud. At that point, the data is encrypted and sent securely to the user's designated item bank for peer review. Prometric's highly regarded Intelitest® item banking platform allows for streamlined editor review and approval, but MyItemWriter is compatible with other user-designated item banks.
"Prometric, through MyItemWriter, has created greater accessibility to expert knowledge around the world by connecting test sponsors to the subject matter experts who can create a better exam, in faster time and at less cost," said Brannick. "We believe that more test item authors can create more diverse and valid tests for all, and MyItemWriter removes the limits of having a set place and time from bringing item authors together."
MyItemWriter utilizes cloud computing technology, enabling any community of content experts to write, review and approve test items using an intuitive mobile interface anywhere in the world.
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. As the global standard in professional competency measurement, Prometric reliably delivers 10 million tests per year on behalf of 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric achieves customer-inspired advances that are better, faster and at less cost for its clients, helping to put the right people in the right jobs at the right time. Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.
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Kevin Patrick Kane