Bid-rigging lawsuit throws $240M-a-year Common Core testing contract into limbo
Fox News – Perry Chiaramonte – 6/18/2014
Pearson, the largest company in standardized testing, stands to take in as much as $240 million per year if it secures a contract to administer testing of millions of students. But the contract has been stalled by a
judge after a rival company complained the
bidding process was set up to ensure Pearson won. New
“The procurement for PARCC Operational Assessments is fundamentally flawed in several critical ways,” reads a summary from AIR’s
filing. AIR claims it could not
develop testing materials because it did not have access to necessary
information, which PARCC gave only to Pearson.
Under the contract, Pearson would charge $24 per student, and would test between 5.5 million and 10 million students per year.
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