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August 12, 2015

N.Y. Opt-Out Rate Hits 20 Percent on Common-Core Tests

It's the third year that New York state students have taken tests aligned to 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.

August 03, 2015

Pearson Agrees to Compensate Minnesota for Testing Breakdowns

Minnesota will receive $1 million in fees from Pearson and up to $4.7 million in additional services and support, as part of a settlement.

July 23, 2015

Pearson to Sell Financial Times and Focus Solely on 'Global Education Strategy'

The London-based global education company is selling off media properties with the plan to be 100 percent education-focused.

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 09, 2015

N.Y. Has 'No Current Plans' to Give PARCC; Ark. Ditches the Consortium Test

The Arkansas state board voted to use the ACT Aspire test instead, concluding a public spat over which common-core exam the state would use next year.

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.

June 18, 2015

Pearson to Sell PowerSchool, Cites Shift Away From Management Systems

PowerSchool, a student information system that Pearson says is the most widely used student information system in the United States, will leave the company's fold.

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.

June 05, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Tutoring Startups Lead Latest Funding Rounds

Three ed-tech companies raised $3.5 million while a new Pearson Education partnership aims to connect the classroom to the real world through public radio.

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