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ETS Acquires Applied Measurement Pros: Boosting Kansas City Economy

Educational Testing Services Acquires Applied Measurement Professionals

Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) and its parent company, PSI Services, have been acquired by Educational Testing Services (ETS). This acquisition brings the Kansas-based company, which specializes in computer-based testing and program accreditation, back under the umbrella of a nonprofit organization.

A Brief History of AMP and PSI Services

Founded in 1982 as a for-profit subsidiary of the National Board of Respiratory Care, Applied Measurement Professionals Inc. was sold to one of its biggest competitors, PSI Services, at the end of 2015. Since then, PSI Services has continued to expand its offerings, with a focus on computer-based testing, program accreditation, and related services for professionals across state and federal regulatory agencies, trade and professional bodies, and universities.

What This Acquisition Means for AMP and PSI Services

By being acquired by Educational Testing Services, AMP and PSI Services will be able to leverage the resources and expertise of ETS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing quality and equity in education worldwide. This acquisition will enable AMP and PSI Services to continue providing high-quality testing and accreditation services while benefiting from the support and stability of a larger, well-established organization.

In addition, as a nonprofit organization, ETS is focused on providing solutions and services that are in the best interest of the public, ensuring that the testing and accreditation services provided by AMP and PSI Services will continue to prioritize the needs of the professionals and organizations they serve.

What This Means for Kansas City

This acquisition brings the business built around AMP back to the Kansas City area with a new nonprofit owner. The return of AMP and PSI Services to the region is expected to have a positive impact on the local economy, as the company will continue to employ local talent and contribute to the community.

Moreover, with the support of ETS, AMP and PSI Services will be better positioned to develop new partnerships and expand their services, creating additional opportunities for growth and development in the Kansas City area.

Looking Ahead

The acquisition of Applied Measurement Professionals and PSI Services by Educational Testing Services represents a significant milestone for the companies and the Kansas City area. With the support and resources of a nonprofit organization like ETS, AMP and PSI Services are well-positioned to continue providing high-quality testing and accreditation services to professionals and organizations worldwide.

As the companies move forward under the ETS umbrella, they will undoubtedly continue to innovate and evolve, creating new opportunities for growth and success in the Kansas City area and beyond.