INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's state schools superintendent says she has
reached a $3 million settlement with CTB/McGraw-Hill after disruptions to
standardized tests last year
Glenda Ritz surprised State Board of Education members on Wednesday with
the announcement that her agency had reached the settlement with the
testing company in October.
An overloading of
CTB's testing servers caused thousands of students to be kicked off their
online Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus tests in
reviewer said the disruptions had little effect on overall performance.
faced similar problems with CTB last year. Oklahoma fired the company last
month following a second year of testing problems. Indiana extended CTB's
contract for a year but will have an open bid for student testing
beginning for the 2015-2016 school year.