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WVU using OWL for ESL

West Virginia University is using the OWL Test Management System to deliver English-Speaking Proficiency Testing

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 17, 2012) – OWL Testing Software, a premier provider of affordable Web-based test management systems, is pleased to announce that West Virginia University has installed the OWL Test Management System for English-speaking proficiency testing.

West Virginia University is using OWL Testing Software to schedule, administer and assess a well-known English-speaking proficiency test. Many users employ OWL's online testing software for this purpose. This ESL proficiency test is traditionally administered using paper and cassette tapes. With OWL, users can dramatically improve the efficiency of administering the standardized test by migrating to a computer-mediated exam.

With OWL Testing Software the University can manage, schedule, and administer the assessments online. OWL captures each candidate's oral responses digitally; thus enabling raters to evaluate oral language assessments online within the same application. Furthermore, test administrators can control multiple ratings and capture the necessary data for reporting from the OWL data warehouse.

“OWL empowers users by providing them with a way to expand their use of Web-based technology in every aspect of language teaching and learning.” said Chris Dalessandri, OWL Testing Software president and CEO. “We are pleased that WVU has decided to use the OWL Test Management System to deliver the popular third-party ESL oral proficiency test. Using OWL, the exam can be scheduled, delivered and evaluated through the same flexible online application.” Mr. Dalessandri continues, “West Virginia University ensured a smooth transition by taking advantage of OWL's Test Conversion Services.”

About OWL Testing Software
OWL Testing Software is a leading provider of online test management to academia, business, and government organizations. Built as a Web-based solution for test creation, administration, and management; the OWL Test Management System is a flexible online test builder that can be applied to any learning situation. With OWL you can easily incorporate multimedia to create items that assess all four communication skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing. OWL is available as licensed software and as a hosted solution to meet the needs of any enterprise or individual concerned with enhancing the learning process and improving outcomes. Please visit www.owlts.com or call (877) 695-3395 for more information.