The Florida Department of Education gave the all-clear to resume high-stakes testing on Tuesday, but South Florida’s largest counties postponed the exams as technical problems persisted for a second day.
Florida’s testing failures instantly became fodder for state lawmakers as they opened their annual session. A pair of senators went so far as to call for all testing to be suspended — something the Republican-dominated Legislature is unlikely to do.
But Miami-Dade schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said more network tests are needed to make sure the glitches are ironed out. Until then, he said, Miami-Dade won’t give the exams. Broward and Palm Beach counties also decided to put the tests on hold for the time being.