The State Board of Education agreed to spend $1.5 million more on testing, including nearly $500,000 on new "Science Academies" intended to help teachers better understand the Next Generation Science Standards.
The State Board of Education is expected to vote on withholding a small portion of the contract payment.
The state had to delay reporting Smarter Balanced test results.
The online data system will help teachers analyze Smarter Balanced results.
Company pledges more training, better pay for teachers scoring online tests.
Hiring teachers to score new Common Core tests is a priority.