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July 02, 2015

McGraw-Hill Education Sells 'Key Assets' of Testing Business to DRC

McGraw-Hill Education CTB is selling off major portions of its testing business to Data Recognition Corporation, including its state assessment work.

June 26, 2015

First U.S. University Entrance Exams to Be Offered in Cuba

The Educational Testing Service will administer the Test of English as a Foreign Language to Cuban students for the first time, which could signal the beginning of a larger educational exchange between the countries.

June 03, 2015

K-12 Dealmakers to Focus on Adaptive Learning, Assessment, Report Says

Mergers and acquisition opportunities in K-12 will focus on companies that provide adaptive learning and online assessments, according to Berkery Noyes.

May 19, 2015

Global Market for Ed-Tech Hardware Grows, Report Shows

The spending surge is being driven by demand for mobile personal computers, which account for 63 percent of total educational spending on hardware.

May 18, 2015

ETS Hauls in Texas Assessment Deals Worth $280M, Tops Pearson

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

Pearson Blames 'Third Party' Attack for Disrupting Minnesota Online Tests

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 Approves Disputed Contract for State Testing With ETS

California state board officials have approved a $240 million assessment contract for ETS, despite complaints from a rival vendor.

May 01, 2015

Many High School Students Rely on Their Own Tech Devices at School, Survey Says

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

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.

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