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September 01, 2015

Test Results from N.D., Mont., Nev., Will Get Examination

Smarter Balanced will review the validity of test results from three states that experienced disruptions on their tests last year.

September 01, 2015

Coming Up Next: Demand for New K-12 Science Content

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have adopted Next Generation Science Standards, which could shape schools' demand for content for years to come.

August 28, 2015

Smarter Balanced to Review American Institutes for Research's Test Platform

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of an open-source delivery platform it paid the American Institutes for Research to develop.

August 25, 2015

Measured Progress Pays Nev. $1.3 Million Over Botched Tests

A vendor blamed for recent disruptions in online assessments will pay financial penalties, under an agreement with Nevada's state Attorney General.

August 24, 2015

The PDK/Gallup Poll Results That Matter for the K-12 Marketplace

Fifty-four percent of public school parents oppose having teachers in their communities follow the common-core standards, a PDK/Gallup poll found.

August 19, 2015

Knewton Launches Partnerships With Ed. Companies in China, Japan

Knewton has established partnerships with companies in about 20 countries outside the United States, where demand for ed-tech is growing.

August 19, 2015

'Opt-Out' Movement Has Little Public Backing, National Poll Reveals

An Education Next poll reveals relatively strong backing for federal testing, and mixed support for the Common Core State Standards.

August 17, 2015

Spending on Instructional Materials, Construction Climbing in K-12

Total spending on K-12 instructional materials stood at $11.8 billion in 2013-14, according to the Education Market Association.

August 12, 2015

Nevada Hires Data Recognition Corp. as New Test Vendor

Nevada's state board of examiners has awarded a $51 million contract for statewide testing to DRC, which will replaced Measured Progress, a company that took blame for testing breakdowns earlier this year.

August 10, 2015

Assessing the State of the K-12 Testing Market, As Dynamics Shift

McGraw-Hill Education's recent departure from the world of state testing underscores both the rewards and risks for vendors operating in that high-stakes space.

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