Utah State Board of Education approves settlement with assessment vendor

The Utah State Board of Education voted on October 28, 2021 to approve a settlement agreement with Questar Assessment, Inc. The parties had been involved in a lawsuit which included claims by Questar against the Board and the Board’s counterclaims against Questar. The parties, however, were able to resolve the case in its entirety, without the need for further protracted litigation. The Board was very pleased with the settlement, which requires Questar to pay the Board $3,375,000.

“We are glad to reach a conclusion with Questar and move forward,” said Mark Huntsman, Chair of the Board. “This settlement represents the closing of a chapter for the State of Utah and serves the Board’s goal of allowing us to continue to try and provide the very best tools and resources we can in regards to statewide assessments and accountability,” Huntsman said.