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April 24, 2015

Test Vendor Points to AIR Slow Delivery as Key Factor in Nevada's Testing Woes

Recent problems in Nevada's administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium common-core tests were attributed to late delivery of open-source code.

April 22, 2015

Nev. Claims Testing 'Breach of Contract' by Smarter Balanced, Measured Progress

The state has given notice to a vendor and the Smarter Balanced testing consortium that they are in "breach of contract" after a series of testing glitches.

April 20, 2015

American Institutes for Research Apologizes for Latest Testing Woes in Fla.

Students in several counties on Monday ran into problems trying to log in to the state's online testing system, leading to testing delays.

April 15, 2015

Smarter Balanced Tests Made Optional in Montana After Glitches

Montana's state superintendent says statewide assessments will be made optional, following problems on a test administered by the vendor Measured Progress.

April 10, 2015

Pearson Calls Award of Big Calif. Testing Contract to ETS 'Invalid' and 'Illegal'

Pearson is asking California officials to re-bid a testing contract, potentially worth a quarter of billion dollars, calling the decision to award the deal to ETS illegal, arbitrary and capricious.

April 08, 2015

After Violation, S.C.'s $58M Testing Contract Must Be Re-Bid After First Year

South Carolina officials violated various pieces of state procurement law in awarding a $58 million contracts to the ACT Inc., a top procurement panel has ruled.

March 23, 2015

K-12 District Officials Doubt Readiness for Online Tests, Survey Finds

Fewer than 30 percent of K-12 school technology officials believe their districts are ready for online testing, according to the Consortium for School Networking.

March 23, 2015

Defend, but Closely Scrutinize, Test Policies, Fed Official Urges State and Local Leaders

Deborah S. Delisle, a top official at the U.S. Department of Education, said amid a growing anti-testing backlash, state and local officials need to evaluate how their assessments are used.

March 16, 2015

Pearson, PARCC Criticized for Monitoring Social Media for Test Security

An alleged effort by New Jersey officials to monitor whether students were sharing information about common-core exams through social media has stirred controversy.

March 05, 2015

Florida's Online Testing Moves Ahead, After Snafus

A number of major Florida counties lifted suspensions on giving online writing exams, after state officials voiced confidence that problems had been fixed.

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