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July 21, 2015

Questar Notches Big Victories With Testing Deals in N.Y., Miss.

Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, is lesser known than some test vendors but has secured major contracts recently in the states.

July 13, 2015

Data Recognition Corp. Poised to Win $51M Testing Contract in Nevada

Nevada, a state frustrated by online testing woes earlier this year, is tentatively set to hire a new vendor to oversee a suite of state assessments.

July 09, 2015

Pearson Loses Out on N.Y. Testing Contract to Questar

Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, has won a $44 million contract to handle grade 3-8 testing in New York state.

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 05, 2015

Publishers' Group Examines Common-Core 'Conundrum'

The "conundrum" for the publishing industry is how to create materials aligned with the common core at a time when the standards are subject to fierce political pushback.

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.

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.

March 23, 2015

K-12 District Officials Doubt Readiness for Online Tests, Survey Finds

Fewer than 30 percent of K-12 school technology officials believe their districts are ready for online testing, according to the Consortium for School Networking.

March 23, 2015

Defend, but Closely Scrutinize, Test Policies, Fed Official Urges State and Local Leaders

Deborah S. Delisle, a top official at the U.S. Department of Education, said amid a growing anti-testing backlash, state and local officials need to evaluate how their assessments are used.

March 16, 2015

Pearson, PARCC Criticized for Monitoring Social Media for Test Security

An alleged effort by New Jersey officials to monitor whether students were sharing information about common-core exams through social media has stirred controversy.

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