Miami-Dade, Broward, and other school districts have suspended online testing as the state of Florida, and its vendor, the American Institutes for Research, work on a fix.
The acquisition represents the value that Renaissance, one of the largest assessment and learning analytics companies in the K-12 market, places on a relative newcomer.
Despite the claims of critics of testing, states’ spending on assessment is a small fraction of overall K-12 budgets, a researcher concludes.
Two national business organizations want annual tests kept in the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Tim Kelly, who is credited with leading the society’s transition into digital media, is helping to launch a game-based learning platform, according to an SEC filing.
Mississippi’s state board of education says it will put forward a request for proposal for new statewide assessments for next year, after major objections emerged over a PARCC-designed exam.
During recent practice tests, students across Minnesota were unable to access Pearson’s online testing portal due to an incompatibility with Apple’s Safari browser.
The growth of the testing market and major district purchases of digital devices were among the biggest trends affecting the K-12 marketplace in 2014.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has questioned the awarding of small contracts by the state education agency; some see it as a fight related to common-core standards battles.
The multinational education company will work on redefining reading literacy, reviewing math and science, and a way to measure global competence, among other measures.