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Computer glitch halts common core testing

Thousands of students had their standardized, Common Core testing interrupted Wednesday due to a computer glitch with the vendor that administers the testing.

Posted: Apr 11, 2018 8:05 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2018 8:34 PM

Thousands of students had their standardized, Common Core testing interrupted Wednesday due to a computer glitch with the vendor that administers the testing.

English language arts assessments for public school students in grades 3-8 began Wednesday.  Math testing is next month.

Syracuse.com reports 25,000 the students in CNY delayed were those taking the computer-based English tests in grades 3-8 in 35 districts.  The website cites Jackie Wiegand, a spokeswoman for Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES.

According to the paper, if a district decided to administer the tests on a different day rather than Wednesday, they would not be affected, she said. Most were scheduled to administer the test on Wednesday.

It is not immediately clear how many schools were impacted in the Utica and Oneonta areas. 

Districts have until April 20 to administer the computer-based tested, state education department officials said.

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