PRINCETON, N.J., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to establish formal test administration contracts with Country Master Distributors (CMD)—thoroughly vetted, contractual partners authorized to administer the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) in key international markets—The Enrollment Management Association is pleased to announce that BTS Education has been selected to serve as its CMD in China.
"Our partnership with BTS Education will allow us to ensure the essential security of the SSAT in China while expanding its availability to families and students," comments The Enrollment Management Association Executive Director Heather Hoerle. "The steady growth of student testing in China, coupled with the challenges surrounding inviolability, meant we needed to choose a partner with the significant expertise and capacity to meet our standards. BTS Education was the clear choice and we're thrilled to have them as our new CMD as we continue to provide the SSAT to Chinese students seeking to enroll in our member schools."
The SSAT is the gold standard admission test for independent schools, and is administered internationally throughout the academic year. It is a timed, multiple-choice test consisting of verbal, quantitative (math), and reading comprehension sections and a brief unscored writing sample. In China, BTS Education will administer the Middle Level SSAT for students in grades 5-7 and the Upper Level SSAT for students in grades 8-11.
About BTS Education
BTS Education strives to provide reliable and valid workforce and educational assessment services. Because of its superior ability to execute highly secure test administrations, BTS Education became the Country Master Distributor of the Test of English for International Communication (TOIEC) in 2014. Since then, BTS Education has provided assessment services to more than 100,000 test takers and for more than 100 enterprises, including selecting volunteers for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and for G20 Summit.
The mission of BTS Education is to provide gold standard assessment services for users and to ensure test security, the foundation of valid test scores. Beyond providing testing services, BTS Education helps businesses build benchmarks to hire, place, and promote employees. BTS Education maintains trustworthy cooperative relationships with more 150 universities throughout China. BTS Education is headquartered in Beijing with branch offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, and Chengdu. BTS Education manages testing centers in more than 80 cities in China.
About The Enrollment Management Association
At The Enrollment Management Association, we believe that the admission practices of the past will not sustain the independent schools of the future. Every day, we serve enrollment leaders, increasing their success through the best science, research, and training, because when great schools enroll great students, everything is possible. We provide unparalleled leadership and service in meeting the admission assessment and enrollment needs of schools, students, and families. A nonprofit organization, the association provides enrollment management support services and professional development and administers the SSAT to tens of thousands of candidates applying to independent schools each year. For more information on the SSAT, please visit www.ssat.org. For more information on The Enrollment Management Association, please visit www.enrollment.org.
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