The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of an open-source delivery platform it paid the American Institutes for Research to develop.
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August 28, 2015
August 25, 2015
A vendor blamed for recent disruptions in online assessments will pay financial penalties, under an agreement with Nevada's state Attorney General.
August 24, 2015
Fifty-four percent of public school parents oppose having teachers in their communities follow the common-core standards, a PDK/Gallup poll found.
August 19, 2015
An Education Next poll reveals relatively strong backing for federal testing, and mixed support for the Common Core State Standards.
August 10, 2015
McGraw-Hill Education's recent departure from the world of state testing underscores both the rewards and risks for vendors operating in that high-stakes space.
July 21, 2015
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
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.