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Pearson Pays for FCAT Delays

By The Associated Press — September 21, 2010 1 min read

Florida has collected $14.7 million in penalties from a contractor that delivered standardized-test results more than a month late, and that amount could grow, the state’s education commissioner said last week. Pearson, which is in the first year of a four-year, $254 million contract to grade the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, also outlined steps it is taking to prevent future delays, including adding more technical support.

A version of this article appeared in the September 22, 2010 edition of Education Week as Pearson Pays for FCAT Delays