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Unlike Florida, other states have assessed fines for spring testing woes



As we noted earlier this week, the Florida Department of Education has yet to seek damages or penalties for computerized testing problems that occurred last spring.

Astute parents haven't hesitated to remind that the department's contract with AIR spells out damages for defaulting on "deliverables" comes to $125,000 per day, after the seventh day.

Several other states, by contract, have already asssessed fines and, in some cases, collected. FairTest keeps an updated list of examples for easy reference.

Among them: Nevada (Reno Gazette-Journal, Las Vegas Review-Journal), North Dakota (Grand Forks Herald), Georgia (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Montana (Missoulian) and Minnesota (Duluth News-Tribune).

Still no indication from the state when (if?) Florida will pull the trigger.

[Last modified: Friday, December 11, 2015 9:51am]


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