Bid-rigging lawsuit throws $240M-a-year Common Core testing contract into limbo...
The world’s largest education company could reap billions of dollars from Common Core testing, but for now its contract to assess kids in 14 states is in limbo.
Pearson, the largest company in standardized testing, stands to take in as much as $240 million per year if it secures a contract to administer testing of millions of students. But the contract has been stalled by a New Mexico judge after a rival company complained the bidding process was set up to ensure Pearson won.
Officials for all parties involved, the PARCC, Pearson, and AIR, declined to comment sighting that the case was still open.
Under the contract, Pearson would charge $24 per student, and would test between 5.5 million and 10 million students per year.