The American Institutes for Research is going back to court in New Mexico to fight the granting of a potentially enormous award for common-core-testing work to Pearson. The AIR wants to limit the length of the contract and correct what it sees as an unfair bidding process.
In its legal appeal filed last week, the AIR seeks to slice the contract award, given by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, down to one year.
The AIR has argued that the request for proposals put forward for the work was skewed toward Pearson, the only company to submit a bid.
A version of this article appeared in the August 06, 2014 edition of Education Week as AIR Appeals Testing Contract Awarded Solely to Pearson