BEIJING, March 19 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ChinaEdu Corporation (Nasdaq: CEDU) ("ChinaEdu" or "the Company"), a leading educational services provider in China, announced that it has signed a software license and professional service agreement with CTB/McGraw-Hill to develop the online examination for language proficiency for Chinese students.
The online examination will be able to accurately evaluate the language proficiency level of students within seconds and concentrate on improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and benefit the student's English education experience. The examination is slated to launch in the summer of 2010 and will serve Chinese middle school, high school, university, and other student segments.
As the leading publisher of standardized and standards-based achievement tests for pre-school, elementary, middle, high school, and adult education in the United States, CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC offers a broad range of assessments, software and services. CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC is part of McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP). McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. Additional information is available at http://www.ctb.com/ .
CTB was founded in 1926, by Ethel and Willis Clark, whose original mission continues today: To Help the Teacher Help the Child.
ChinaEdu Corporation is an educational services provider in China, incorporated as an exempted limited liability company in the Cayman Islands. Established in 1999, the Company's primary business is to provide comprehensive services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities. These services include academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations. The Company's other lines of businesses include the operation of private primary and secondary schools, online interactive tutoring services and providing marketing and support for international curriculum programs.
The Company believes it is the largest service provider to online degree programs in China in terms of the number of higher education institutions that are served and the number of student enrollments supported. The Company currently has 17 long-term, exclusive contracts that generally vary from 10 to 50 years in length. ChinaEdu also performs recruiting services for 15 universities through our nationwide learning center network.