Education A State Capitals Roundup

Illinois May Scrap Test Contract

By Sean Cavanagh — March 14, 2006 1 min read

The Illinois board of education, at the recommendation of state schools Superintendent Randy J. Dunn, was scheduled this week to consider terminating the state’s contract with the company that administers the Illinois Standards Achievement Test. Mr. Dunn has charged that the Orlando, Fla.-based Harcourt Assessment Inc. has not shipped tests and answer documents to districts in a timely manner and has misprinted materials. Harcourt officials said last week that many problems had already been corrected, and that they planned to provide the board with evidence showing the company is fulfilling its contractual obligations.

A version of this article appeared in the March 15, 2006 edition of Education Week