Computerized testing in NY canceled Wednesday due to issues

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More problems from this week’s computerized testing of kids in grades 3 to 8 has prompted the state to cancel all computer-based testing for Wednesday.

The department says it is working to fix the issues.

New York State United Teachers says they’ve received reports of widespread computer failures. Similar issues created at the same time last year.

In a statement, they said:

“The state must immediately halt computer-based testing to ensure our children will not be penalized because of the mistakes adults have made in rolling out this faulty system.”

The state says additional staff members from its vendor Questar will be sent at schools around the state to assist with any issues.

Questar issued the following statement Tuesday evening:

“Questar Assessment Inc. has additional staff in place around New York, in response to testing delays experienced at some schools Tuesday. Questar is proactively working with the NYSED and individual school districts to keep them informed. Despite some delays, approximately 84,000 test sessions were successfully submitted Tuesday.”

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