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Prometric Names Dr. Lance Anderson Director of Test Development


Baltimore, Maryland (March 17, 2016)Prometric, the global leader in secure high stakes test development and delivery, has named Lance Anderson, Ph.D., as its Director of Test Development.  Dr. Anderson will be responsible for leading psychometric services and industry best practices across Prometric’s global test development operation, which can produce hundreds of valid and approved items in less than one business week by working across time zones in the U.S., Ireland, India and Japan.  More than 350 organizations trust Prometric to develop and deliver their exams in 160 countries.  


“Dr. Anderson’s 25 years of scientific research and application of finding the best methods to assess candidates fairly and accurately will strengthen Prometric’s test development operation and allow us to grow our business and pioneer new item types as we seek to advance the testing industry,” said Stephen Williams, Prometric’s Senior Vice President of Test Development Solutions.  “Prometric is pleased to welcome Lance to the Prometric family.” 


Earning his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University and his undergraduate degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Anderson specializes in the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and he is a previous president of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington. 


Dr. Anderson’s more than two decades of experience cover research and project leadership in selection tool development and validation, recruitment and retention, standards development and certification, job analysis, development of educational and training requirements, leadership development, and assessment of persons with disabilities.  Published works include topics on assessment assembly to improve predictive performance, using simulation to inform cut scores, career management for re-entering the job market and others. 


About Prometric

Prometric offers its clients the ability to test virtually anywhere in the world through its proprietary technology platform and best-in-class test centers in more than 160 countries and on behalf of more than 350 clients in the healthcare, academic, financial, government, professional, corporate and information technology markets.


Committed to a set of values that get the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports candidates worldwide who take more than 9 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less expense for its clients.


Prometric is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS and trusted, market-leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment.  For more information, please visit