South Florida school districts will resume high-stakes testing on Thursday after three days of delays due to technical problems.
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties all decided to administer the computer-based Florida Standards Assessment after reassurances from Education Commissioner Pam Stewart that glitches have been resolved.
“There is a window by which we need to test. Despite ongoing concerns across the state about login issues, time-out issues, and potential loss of data, we are legally compelled, on the basis of the Commissioner’s assurance of the system being at 100 percent, to move forward with assessments,” Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said in a statement.
Some of the state’s largest school districts had suspended the exam after students were unable to log on and the system ran impossibly slow. Glitches have persisted even as Stewart has assured software changes had resulted in “improved” performance.