State Education Dept. Reaches Settlement From PAWS

An agreement worth over five million dollars has been reached between the Wyoming Department of Education and Pearson, the testing company which helped administer PAWS.

Discussions have been on-going over the last few months as concerns were raised over technical problems with the examination.

The education department says the problems cost the state nearly $10 million.

But, the four year, $40-million contract limited the amount that the state could receive.

The agreement expires after next year's test.

Schools Superintendent Cindy Hill says she will insist that future contracts allow the state to collect full damages.

Hill says she's just glad it's finally over.