Questar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, is lesser known than some test vendors but has secured major contracts recently in the states.
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July 21, 2015
July 13, 2015
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
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 CTB is selling off major portions of its testing business to Data Recognition Corporation, including its state assessment work.
June 05, 2015
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 state board officials have approved a $240 million assessment contract for ETS, despite complaints from a rival vendor.
April 24, 2015
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
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
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
An alleged effort by New Jersey officials to monitor whether students were sharing information about common-core exams through social media has stirred controversy.