Cito, based in the Netherlands, is one of the world’s leading testing and assessment companies. Measuring and monitoring human potential has been our core competence since 1968. We work for educational institutions, governments and companies, with learning performance and performance in the workplace as our focal points. Our work builds on the latest developments in ICT and psychometric research.
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Our position in the world
Founded in 1968 by the Dutch government, Cito was one of the earliest path-breaking national institutes for educational measurement. Cito became fully privatised in 1999. With its reputation already firmly established nationally, Cito rapidly achieved international recognition, expanding its network to include numerous committees, consultative bodies, both as clients and partners, throughout the world. At present Cito has three subsidiary companies: in Germany (Cito Deutschland GmbH) and the USA (Cito USA Inc.).
Cito consultants have extensive global experience, having worked together with the examination and assessment centres of ministries in 30 different countries. In collaboration with local educators Cito has helped these countries both to make education more accessible and to build up testing and monitoring expertise.