BALTIMORE and IOWA CITY, Iowa - Nov. 28, 2006 - Pearson Educational Measurement, the largest comprehensive provider of state and national educational assessment solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a five-year contract to create and deliver the new Maryland Science Assessment for grades 5 and 8. This full-service contract includes content and test development and integrated online and paper test delivery capability. The Maryland Department of Education plans to launch this new assessment in spring 2008.

"The Maryland Department of Education is pleased to collaborate with Pearson Educational Measurement as we expand the Maryland School Assessment to include science,"...

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