Lehi, UT – March 6, 2019 – Emmersion Learning, a rapidly growing EdTech company, has acquired Perpetual Technology Group, official licensee of WebCAPE, with the purpose of continuing its mission to close the global communication gap.
As the worldwide standard for language placement testing, WebCAPE has saved the education industry millions of dollars by offering a reliable and affordable exam to test reading, grammar, and vocabulary skills. Originally developed by Brigham Young University in 1992, WebCAPE was licensed in 2004 by Perpetual Technology Group and now serves over 600 institutions worldwide in seven languages.
“The industry has been anxiously awaiting the automated capability of testing all areas of language ability using machine learning and artificial intelligence,” said David G. Przybyla, founder of Perpetual Technology Group. “We have many customers excited to advance their placement process with the new integrations.”
In June 2017, Emmersion announced the release of its newest product, the TrueNorth Test, a fully-automated language speaking assessment. This patented technology, developed by co-founder Jacob Burdis, Ph.D., allows users to get immediate results from their speaking assessments. “We are excited to push the limits of technology in language assessment,” said Dr. Burdis, “by infusing machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to improve the validity and reliability of our assessments.”
Emmersion has experienced dramatic growth with its Spanish and English assessments and has been taken in over 30 countries worldwide by several Fortune 500 companies. Ten additional languages including Japanese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic are set to release soon.
“We are thrilled to have the WebCAPE team join ours,” shared Joe Tomco, CEO and co-founder of Emmersion Learning. “We are confident that with our combined industry experience and dedicated team of developers, engineers, and psychometricians, we will greatly improve the ability to accurately assess language learners throughout the world.”
About Emmersion Learning
Founded in 2015, Emmersion Learning is a rapidly-growing EdTech company located on the Silicon Slopes of Lehi, Utah. With a mission to close the global communication gap, the company focuses on helping organizations be smarter with their global language strategy by leveraging powerful data captured through an adaptive and automated assessment system. This goal is founded in the belief that language learning is most effective when it is personalized and customized to the learner on an individual level. Learn more at http://www.emmersionlearning.com.