07/25/2011 11:13 am ET | Updated Sep 24, 2011

State Switches Testing Firms In $32 Million Contract To Devise New Exams

The state has hired a different testing company to produce its standardized exams for grades 3 through 8, replacing a firm whose too-easy tests led to massive grade inflation.

The state Education Department has awarded Pearson a $32.1 million contract to devise the math and English language arts exams, officials said.

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