State refuses to pay after glitches with Nebraska's online writing tests

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Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 10:21 am, Tue Aug 19, 2014.

LINCOLN — Glitches with the online state writing test are causing fallout for the company that administered it.

The Nebraska Department of Education has withheld a $177,000 payment from Data Recognition Corp. of Maple Grove, Minn., after computer problems earlier this year caused nearly 1,300 students to lose their online connection or their written essays.

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