In expanding our use of e-sign, AIU Online couldn't use NCS Pearson
's STAN system for authentication, because the Social Security Administration database can be used only for federal financial aid purposes.
's project manager on the contract, Mae Curtis, told the newspaper, "We were very, very careful with the taxpayers' money."
During the intervening months, he said, NCS Pearson
responded to more than 5.9 million job inquiries over the Internet, processing more than 1.4 million job applications.
The TSA awarded the $741 million contract to NCS Pearson
after the Sept.
The privately held company (owned primarily by NCS Pearson
, Shank, and investment and venture capital, partners) is poised for growth: Starbucks founder Howard Schultz recently invested $7.5 million through his venture capital, fund, Maveron.
Vendors such as Microsoft and CompTIA make use of the established professional testing networks provided by companies such as The Thompson Corp.'s Prometric and NCS Pearson
's VUE to deliver testing, while Certiport delivers both Microsoft Office Specialist and [IC.sup.3] certifications through a global network of thousands of testing centers.
(formerly National Computer Systems) has brought out a new payroll software solution, Data Collection Suite for Payroll, that it says uses the Internet or a company intranet to "sharpen the performance of existing payroll processing systems." Featuring TimePiece[TM] software, the suite collects and "cleanses" payroll data and easily integrates with most third-party payroll systems, NCS Pearson
(Perhaps the best-known private supplier of data in the realm of higher education is NCS Pearson
's Student Authentication Network--STAN--which draws upon the federal government's Office of Student Finance Assistance PIN database.) Your own school database is not considered independent for purposes of e-signatures.
Allowing instructors to save time and measure a student's success online, NCS Pearson
, Inc.'s eZ.exam software quickly and easily creates and administers online tests with minimal effort, freeing up more time to spend with learners in the classroom.
North Billerica, MA (800) 225-0248 www.curriculumassociates.com eZ.exam NCS Pearson
's NCS4School Solution Suite is an online solution that will help improve student performance and make it practical for districts to implement a comprehensive system for accountability in K-12 education.