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March 04, 2015

Several Fla. Counties Suspend Online Testing, Waiting on State Fix

Miami-Dade, Broward, and other school districts have suspended online testing as the state of Florida, and its vendor, the American Institutes for Research, work on a fix.

February 19, 2015

Renaissance Learning Acquires UClass to Link Instruction, Assessment

The acquisition represents the value that Renaissance, one of the largest assessment and learning analytics companies in the K-12 market, places on a relative newcomer.

February 04, 2015

It's a $1.7 Billion Testing Market (But It's a $600 Billion Ed. System)

Despite the claims of critics of testing, states' spending on assessment is a small fraction of overall K-12 budgets, a researcher concludes.

January 30, 2015

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, Lobby to Retain Annual Tests

Two national business organizations want annual tests kept in the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act.

January 27, 2015

Former National Geographic Society President Eyes Ed-Tech Market

Tim Kelly, who is credited with leading the society's transition into digital media, is helping to launch a game-based learning platform, according to an SEC filing.

January 16, 2015

Miss. State Board Votes to Abandon PARCC, Release New RFP for Testing

Mississippi's state board of education says it will put forward a request for proposal for new statewide assessments for next year, after major objections emerged over a PARCC-designed exam.

January 09, 2015

Pearson, Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Confront Testing Malfunctions

During recent practice tests, students across Minnesota were unable to access Pearson's online testing portal due to an incompatibility with Apple's Safari browser.

December 19, 2014

Hot Topics in the K-12 Market in 2014, and What's Ahead

The growth of the testing market and major district purchases of digital devices were among the biggest trends affecting the K-12 marketplace in 2014.

December 18, 2014

Louisiana Governor, Ed. Agency Spar Over School Contracts

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has questioned the awarding of small contracts by the state education agency; some see it as a fight related to common-core standards battles.

December 16, 2014

Pearson Wins Bid to Develop PISA 2018 Frameworks

The multinational education company will work on redefining reading literacy, reviewing math and science, and a way to measure global competence, among other measures.

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