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Pearson Losing its Hold in the Testing Game

Posted by kcaise on July 16, 2015 in testing |

The state of New York recently announced that it was replacing Pearson as its testing vendor and is going to go with Questar Assessment Inc, a smaller Minneapolis based company. Questar is receiving a $44 million, five-year contract. Pearson’s $32 million contract ends this December and was responsible for developing the Common Core-aligned tests that have been given to […]

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Possible Good News for Texas Testing in Grades 3 – 8

Posted by kcaise on June 19, 2013 in blogging, testing, Texas budget and legislation |

Testing reform in a special legislation session called by Gov. Rick Perry has been a huge focus. Secondary students got a reprieve from 15 end of course (EOC) exams to now just five and elementary students may get a reprieve but that is yet to be seen. According to the Texas American Federation of Teachers […]

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Texas Testing Costs How Much?

Posted by kcaise on April 16, 2011 in curriculum, educational technology, testing |

State standardized testing is fast approaching Texas public schools. Most of the students that take the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests do so from April 26th-28th. Although there are additional testing dates throughout the school year for students taking TAKS, the last week in April is essentially the culminating week that for […]

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