Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart says school districts can resume scheduled tests. The department is blaming testing administrator the American Institutes for Research, for outages that stopped testing Monday.
In a statement, Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said AIR made a technical change to its system that resulted in login problems when students tried to start their Florida Standards Assessments. Stewart says the change wasn’t approved by DOE and resulted in the disruptions.
“We have confirmed that the login issue has been resolved and students are currently testing; we will continue monitoring the situation. The company’s failure to follow protocol is absolutely unacceptable and the Department will hold AIR accountable for the disruption they have caused to our state’s students, teachers and school staff.”