The spending surge is being driven by demand for mobile personal computers, which account for 63 percent of total educational spending on hardware.
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May 19, 2015
May 18, 2015
ETS has won a series of lucrative pieces of Texas state testing work, worth $280 million, while rival Pearson won contracts with much less value.
May 14, 2015
For the second time in two months, Minnesota has stopped testing because of distributed denial-of-service attacks, and Pearson's system was disrupted.
May 07, 2015
California state board officials have approved a $240 million assessment contract for ETS, despite complaints from a rival vendor.
May 01, 2015
Results of a new, nationwide survey show that nearly 60 percent of high schoolers are using their own mobile devices in school.
April 24, 2015
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
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
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
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 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.