UPDATE:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's newest vendor tasked with overseeing the student assessment tests for elementary and secondary students will cost the state roughly $93 million over the next five years.

Last week, Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced the state intends to award the assessment vendor contract to London-based testing company Pearson. However, at the time, Schwinn and the department didn't release details about the contract - including how much it would cost.

According to records released Friday, Pearson says it'll cost $20.1 million to administer the test for the 2019-2020 school year.

Tennessee sought a new school testing vendor after previous rollouts with Questar resulted in statewide delays and sparked outrage from teachers, students, and lawmakers.

The state is expected to finalize its contract negotiations with Pearson by June 13.

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PREVIOUS STORY:  Tennessee has selected a new vendor to oversee its student assessment test for elementary and secondary students.  

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced Thursday that the state intends to award the vendor contract to London-based testing company Pearson.

Details about the contract were not immediately available, including how much it'll cost the state each year but the state had previously estimated it could cost $20 million each year.
 

Schwinn made the announcement while talking in front of the State Board of Education and did not disclose financial information about Pearson's bid.

Tennessee sought a new school testing vendor after previous rollouts with Questar resulted in statewide delays and sparked outrage from teachers, students and lawmakers. 
 
The state is expected to finalize its contract negotiations with Pearson by June 13.