PRAXIS Miscoring Lawsuit Settlement Approved with More Money for Plaintiffs

Status: 
Archived
Subject: 
Teacher & Employment Testing
A federal court in New Orleans has granted final approval to the terms of an agreement ending all claims against the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for scoring errors in its Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching exam that falsely failed 4,100 test-takers (see Examiner May 2006). Judge Sarah S. Vance did reduce plaintiffs' attorneys' fees from 40% of the $11.1 million settlement pool to roughly 30%. This makes about $1 million more available to compensate prospective teachers who lost jobs who were otherwise damaged by ETS' mistake.

 

Details of the final settlement and other documents from the case are posted online at http://www.ppltclaims.com/. FairTest served as a consulting expert for the plaintiffs and their attorneys.