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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.

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.

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