The failure has lawmakers and other critics calling for the test to be stopped and for Measurement, Inc. to be fired.
The Department of Education said:
“We share our districts’ frustration that we do not know specific delivery timelines due to [Measurement Inc’s] failure to provide shipping projections and find this lack of information extremely unsatisfactory,” spokesperson Ashley Ball said in a statement.
But the company’s president responded:
“You just can’t take the test off line and put it on a printing press,” President Henry Sherich said by phone Friday. “We’re not failing to deliver. We are delivering as fast as possible.”
Sherich revealed his company is only working with one printer as other printers they work with are booked. This after a delay in delivering Phase I of the tests in March.
Sherich didn’t offer an apology or express concern for the students, parents, and teachers who have suffered as a result of this delay.
While the Department of Education has said it will be flexible with districts as they respond to this new delay, they have not yet said they plan to fire Measurement, Inc.
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