The troubles that plagued the roll out of Florida’s new computer-based test seem to be solved, and the state is confident the system can handle an increased testing load in the next month, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said this morning.
“Today we are seeing the assessment respond as it is intended to respond,” Stewart told a Florida Senate education panel.
Despite the problems earlier this week, Stewart added, the state has tested enough students so far — 23 percent — to finish the writing exam during the scheduled two week “testing window.”
The debut of the online sections of the new Florida Standards Assessments was marred by technology problems Monday and Tuesday that halted or interrupted testing in many school districts. Students in grades 8 to 10 were the ones impacted as they tried to take the online FSA writing exam.