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Pearson : ApplyProof and Pearson PTE partnership to help Canada bound students

05/26/2021 | 04:15am EDT

26 May 2021published at 07:00 AM GMT

Partnership enables universities and immigration agencies to verify scores in a 'one stop shop' with no extra costs or additional steps for students

London, 26th May 2021: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has today announced a partnership with the international student recruitment platform, ApplyBoard to use its stand alone document verification platform - ApplyProof.

This new partnership will ensure that students taking PTE to study in Canada will have greater transparency and portability of their test results than ever before. ApplyProof will enable verifiers to access digital PTE results as needed, efficiently, and at no additional cost.

Immigration officials, government agencies, schools and others can require students to provide proof of English language proficiency. The ApplyProof technology affords a secure and decentralised solution to the challenge of verification. These stakeholders will be able to verify the validity of PTE test scores in seconds.

In partnership with schools, colleges, and universities across Canada, ApplyProof already enables secure, efficient verification of official student documents such as Proof of Acceptance. The partnership with Pearson adds Proof of English Language Proficiency, a giant step toward ApplyProof serving as one place to verify international student documentation.

Assia Hamdane, Pearson's Director of PTE in Canada, said: 'We are always looking for ways to make PTE an ever more beneficial, seamless and effective experience for our test takers.

'We believe our partnership with ApplyProof will help us do this by enabling students and verifiers to share and access PTE scores more quickly and easily than before.

'More widely we look forward to the benefits of our innovative partnership having a positive impact on international student migration into Canada.'

Iman Hassani, Head of ApplyProof, said: 'We believe that partnering with Pearson will bring a new level of clarity, certainty, and ease-of-use to the processes for students, immigration officials, and institutions.'

'ApplyProof and Pearson's commitment to interoperability makes access and verification of results transparent and efficient. For students and users, ApplyProof makes their results truly portable.

'ApplyProof enables admission and immigration stakeholders to trust the information submitted to them. All of that in a secure environment, accomplished in a matter of seconds.'

PTE Academic is accepted by over 90% Canadian Universities and colleges as proof of English language ability - 199 Canadian institutions and still growing.

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About ApplyProof

ApplyProof, a stand-alone platform developed by ApplyBoard, transforms the way official student documents are verified and shared with students, government and education stakeholders. Driven by the need for trust in international student documents and mitigating fraud, ApplyProof enables government stakeholders to verify the authenticity of a document by viewing the digital original held securely on ApplyProof servers using unique identifier passcodes. For more information visit https://www.applyproof.com/about

About Pearson

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company.

Learn more at pearsonplc.com

Click here to find out more about PTE - the leading English Language Proficiency test trusted by universities, colleges and governments around the world.

Disclaimer

Pearson plc published this content on 26 May 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 26 May 2021 08:14:01 UTC.


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