News in Brief

Texas Penalizes Vendor ETS After Glitches Mar Testing

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Texas is fining the Educational Testing Service $5.7 million—and ordering it to invest $15 million in future safeguards—after computer glitches caused problems in statewide testing last school year.

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced last week that the fine against the New Jersey-based ETS would cover damages from issues with the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR. The company must spend the rest improving features like its online enrollment and testing and its exam scoring.

The ETS won a 2015 contract worth $280 million to administer STAAR for the state.

Vol. 36, Issue 02, Page 4

Published in Print: August 31, 2016, as Texas Penalizes Vendor ETS After Glitches Mar Testing
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories