“Holding CTB/McGraw-Hill accountable for these issues was nonnegotiable for us.”
-- Richard Woods, Georgia's School Superintendent
After a recent meeting between CTB/McGraw-Hill President Ellen Haley and Superintendent Woods, CTB/McGraw-Hill agreed to provide the services listed above as recompense for the errors and disruptions that took place during the 2015 test administration.
“Holding CTB/McGraw-Hill accountable for these issues was nonnegotiable for us,” Superintendent Woods said. “The problems were not widespread, but for the students who were affected, that does not matter. It was essential that we ensure this never happens again. The vendor has worked with us to make sure those safeguards are in place, and to ensure Georgia is compensated for the services that were not rendered effectively. Fortunately, in this circumstance, that means we’re able to eliminate some expenses for the taxpayer.”
As part of Superintendent Woods’ larger focus on testing, he has started the planning process of working with nonprofits to conduct an audit of state and local testing.
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Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio