Nevada announced that it was dumping Measured Progress because of the bang-up job it did implementing Smarter Balanced in the state. The testing vendor is losing $51 million dollar contract… ouch. The state has endorsed CTB/McGraw-Hill and the state board of examiners is expected to approve the new contract.
It should be noted CTB/McGraw-Hill hasn’t been without testing difficulty either.
Also changing vendors won’t improved the test one iota. The only thing they have accomplished is having a test that functions.