TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s new online standardized test was the target of a cyberattack that caused delays at some schools, officials said Monday.
The state’s top law enforcement agency has launched an investigation right as school districts are in the middle of giving the test, based on new standards linked to Common Core. The vendor providing the test has maintained no student data was obtained through the attacks, state officials said.
Many districts suspended the test early last week amid problems that were blamed on software glitches. Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said those were fixed, but that a cyberattack hit servers Thursday. Tests were delayed at some schools and one large school district had to halt it entirely that day.