Pearson Announces Publishing Partnership With Wide Range, Inc.

Collaboration Expands Pearson’s Comprehensive Portfolio of Solutions for Assessing the Whole Child and Adults
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Collaboration Expands Pearson’s Comprehensive Portfolio of Solutions for Assessing the Whole Child and Adults

NEW YORK – July 2, 2015 Pearson today announced a publishing partnership with Wide Range, Inc. Effective immediately, Pearson will take over all responsibilities for the publication of all Wide Range assessments, including the Wide Range Achievement Test 4 (WRAT4); the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, Second Edition (WRAML™2); the Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT); and the Wide Range Assessment of Visual Motor Abilities (WRAVMA).

Pearson and Wide Range, Inc., share more than 80 years of history in the assessment field. The addition of Wide Range’s clinical assessments to the Pearson family will expand the company’s comprehensive portfolio of internationally recognized products and services that assist professionals in improving lives.

“By entering into this publishing partnership with Pearson, we are ensuring that our customers will have access to our psychological assessments through the leader in clinical assessments,” said Gary S. Wilkinson, Ph.D., president, Wide Range, Inc. “In addition, future revisions of the items in our portfolio will benefit from Pearson’s commitment to research and innovation.”

Among the products in the Wide Range portfolio at Pearson are:

  • WRAT4: accurately measures the basic academic skills of word reading, sentence comprehension, spelling and math computation.
  • WRAVMA: a tool that provides a reliable, accurate evaluation of visual-motor skills of children and adolescents ages 3-17 years.
  • WRAML2: a standardized instrument that allows the user to evaluate an individual’s memory functioning.
  • WRIT: a highly reliable assessment of cognitive abilities that can be used with individuals ages 4-85 years.

“We are excited to partner with Wide Range to publish its respected family of psychological assessments and to collaborate with Dr. Wilkinson and the Wide Range team of experts to develop the next editions of their proven tests,” said Aurelio Prifitera, Ph.D., managing director of Pearson’s clinical assessment group.

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