Good news this morning – firm loses contract after Sats fiasco:
The company at the centre of this year’s Sats test debacle had its contract terminated today by the government’s exams watchdog.
The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and ETS Europe agreed to dissolve the five-year contract to handle the national curriculum tests with immediate effect, after test results were delayed this summer. Under the deal, ETS will make a payment of £19.5m to QCA, on top of approximately £4.6m to cancel other invoices and for additional charges.
Full results for tests sat by 14-year-olds this year were still not available when national figures were released earlier this week.
The agreement to end the contract early has been made by both parties and there will be no payments made by QCA to ETS Europe for any future years of the contract.