COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio schools are now paying the state in some cases thousands of dollars for foul-ups that bring standardized test do-overs.
Amid budget concerns, the Ohio Department of Education earlier this year began charging a fee of $25 per student, per subject to help cover the expense of giving second and alternate tests. Schools or districts incur the cost when the new testing is necessary because of mistakes or rules violations.
The Columbus Dispatch reported Friday that it obtained information from the department showing that 71 schools or districts paid about $35,000 for retesting required between March and May.
Cincinnati paid the most, $11,500. District spokesman Chris Wolff says shrink-wrap got broken on tests at one school, making peeking possible.