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September 01, 2015

Test Results from N.D., Mont., Nev., Will Get Examination

Smarter Balanced will review the validity of test results from three states that experienced disruptions on their tests last year.

September 01, 2015

Coming Up Next: Demand for New K-12 Science Content

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have adopted Next Generation Science Standards, which could shape schools' demand for content for years to come.

August 28, 2015

Smarter Balanced to Review American Institutes for Research's Test Platform

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.

August 25, 2015

Measured Progress Pays Nev. $1.3 Million Over Botched Tests

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

The PDK/Gallup Poll Results That Matter for the K-12 Marketplace

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

'Opt-Out' Movement Has Little Public Backing, National Poll Reveals

An Education Next poll reveals relatively strong backing for federal testing, and mixed support for the Common Core State Standards.

August 10, 2015

Assessing the State of the K-12 Testing Market, As Dynamics Shift

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 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.

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