INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz is seeking $614,000 in damages from CTB/McGraw-Hill for testing troubles that disrupted the exams for nearly 80,000 students last month.
Ritz said Friday she is seeking $400,000 for fines covered in the company's $95 million contract with the state. The additional money would pay for an independent review of the testing data underway and better reporting data.
A McGraw-Hill spokesman said company President Ellen Haley would answer questions later Friday, after she testifies before a joint House and Senate education committee investigating the testing problems.
Administration of the state's standardized test was thrown into chaos after online tests began freezing for hours at a time. The results are used to calculate teacher pay and school grades.