Florida school districts have until Tuesday to certify their readiness for the state’s spring computerized testing.
Bay County superintendent Bill Husfelt says his schools aren’t ready.
“We are not ready for the onslaught of the existing tests let alone new tests that we have not seen, have not had adequate time to prepare for and new tests that will likely pose as many questions upon analysis of their data as they will pose to students,” Husfelt wrote in a recent letter to Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart.
He listed a variety of challenges his district has faced in attempting to prepare, including problems with the online testing platform and the absence of promised training. Bay’s infrastructure test was “difficult,” he added, with many schools blocked from logging in to the trial test.
Husfelt noted that he submitted the state’s required readiness form. But, he added, “I desire to go on record that we cannot do what will be asked of us with regards to Computer Based Testing.”