State abruptly cancels contract with TNReady creator

The state of Tennessee has abruptly terminated a $107.7 million contract with a testing company following repeated failures with the rollout of the new assessment called TNReady.
State Education Commissioner Candice McQueen on Wednesday said she’d had enough of the company’s repeated delays of shipping test materials and that a number of students in grades 3 through 8 would not be able to take the assessment this year.
The test was supposed to be taken online, but computer glitches prevented kids from taking it in February. After McQueen ordered the tests to be taken on paper, the North-Carolina based Measurement Inc. was unable to get the tests shipped to schools on time.
Measurement Inc.’s CEO has said the company has struggled to find firms to print the materials.

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