|Published:||Sep 16, 2010 8:55 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 16, 2010 5:55 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A company in the first year of a four-year, $254-million contract to grade Florida's standardized test says it's taking steps to prevent future delays.
Douglas Kubach is a group president and CEO for Pearson, which is based in Boomington, Minn. He outlined those efforts in a memo to state education officials this week.
Pearson was more than a month late in grading the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, this year.
Kubach said one problem was incompatible state and company data systems. He wrote that Pearson has substantially modified its system to make them mesh. Pearson also is offering Florida schools more technical support and revamping its staffing.
The state is seeking millions in penalties from Pearson due to the delay.
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