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Florida Education Department Gives Nonprofit $220 Million Contract To Replace The FCAT

After months of uncertainty, the state Education Department has selected an exam to replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests. The American Institutes for Research is the winner of the coveted $220 million, six-year contract to develop and administer the new statewide exams, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart announced Monday. The Washington-based nonprofit beat out testing giants Pearson and CTB/McGraw-Hill.