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OK Settles for $1.2M in Testing Outage

Filed by Michael Cross in Education, Feature, Local News, News.
July 25, 2013

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Oklahoma Student Testing outages back in April result in a settlement of more than $1.2 million dollars between the State Department of Education and McGraw Hill.

The announcement came at a regular school board meeting on Thursday.

Superintendent Janet Barresi says the more than a million dollar settlement with McGraw Hill includes $367,000 cash for reimbursement to districts.

Doctor Barresi says the settlement comes to three times the contract limit because of the suffering of students.

“We were determined to assure that we sent a strong message that this was not acceptable and these kids deserve better.”

The settlement also includes $125,000 for a technology readiness assessment and nearly $700,000 to provide tests for teachers aimed at increasing second-grade student achievement.

The settlement is heading to the Attorney General for his review.



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