Ind. seeks $614K from McGraw-Hill for ISTEP

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 21, 2013 at 5:44 PM

   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.


 

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