State education officials want I-STEP vendor to pay up

State education officials want the vendor of the I-STEP tests to pay up for glitches that disrupted testing for thousands of students last year.

Officials are negotiating with McGraw Hill trying to get the company to pay more than $600,000 for the problems that interrupted at least 80,000 students in 2013.  That is about 16% of all students who took the test.

The vendor is in the final year of a 4-year contract to administer the tests.

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