The Chicago Tribune reports that the Illinois State Board of Education voted to strip Harcourt Assessment Inc. of the majority of its duties after the firm mishandled statewide standardized testing. In a unanimous vote, the board accepted the recommendation of Superintendent Randy Dunn to seek out another company to handle the Illinois Standards Achievement Test. Following the decision, Harcourt's only role in the testing process will be to develop the ISAT layout and design... (Note: This site requires free registration.)...

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