University of Wisconsin and Castle Worldwide, Inc. Announce New National Placement Tests Offering

The University of Wisconsin, one of the nation’s preeminent university systems, and Castle Worldwide, a premier full-service testing solutions provider, jointly announced today that they have formed a partnership to bring the comprehensive and highly successful University of Wisconsin System placement testing program to the national higher education market. The University of Wisconsin has developed and used its own placement exams for nearly 40 years. Over the past year the University has offered exams globally via Internet-based testing using Castle services to their diverse four-year and two-year campus system while enjoying a positive response from users.

The University of Wisconsin and Castle will provide post-secondary institutions with placement exams in math, English and foreign languages. On October 1, 2015, schools interested in using these proven tests may begin registering with Castle.  Placement tests will be available for delivery January 1, 2016.

The placement exams, developed and validated by the University of Wisconsin, will be offered with three distinct and flexible Castle delivery options.  Schools may use:

  • Castle test centers and proctors,

  • their own on-campus test sites and proctors, or

  • virtual proctor service via any PC or laptop referred to as Live Online Proctoring (LOP)

Additional details and pricing information for schools interested in purchasing placement exams from Castle Worldwide will be forthcoming. Placement testing professionals at schools with immediate questions about the exams or delivery solution should contact Castle Worldwide, email: placementexams@castleworldwide.com

Further details about this placement testing program will be released by August 15, 2015.

Contact for the University of Wisconsin via the Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services (WCEPS): Matt Messinger, matt@wceps.org

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