WebAssign Launches New Placement Testing Product

Online assessment company develops new solution for placement testing in higher education

RALEIGH, N.C., – July 12, 2016 – WebAssign, a leading provider of digital instructional solutions for faculty and students, today announced the launch of its new product, PlaceU. Filling a recognized gap in the market, PlaceU offers institutions a placement test solution based on their own placement test content or provides a variety of proven tests from such renowned universities as Texas A&M and Purdue.

The company developed a separate product from its flagship online assessment tool, also named WebAssign, in order to focus specifically on the features that students and instructors need for test taking. The platform gives administrators the ability to control test settings such as time limits and retake policies, and offers students an intuitive test-taking experience. “We really wanted to develop a product that simplifies placement testing and gives students a focused, friendly, and easy-to-use environment,” said Jennifer Ferralli, product manager at WebAssign.

In addition to a modern user interface, PlaceU provides a convenient analytics dashboard. “What’s unique about PlaceU is that our embedded analytics help make a school’s test more effective at placing students in the correct course,” said Ferralli.

PlaceU is currently being piloted at several universities and will be available for large-scale adoption this fall.