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Computer problems delay state English tests across New York

April 11, 2018 07:16 PM

A computer problem Wednesday delayed some students from taking a state English test, according to the New York State Education Department.

Students impacted by the delays were those taking the computer-based English tests in grades 3-8.

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School districts were advised that the test vendor was experiencing delays in delivering computer-based tests in some schools, said Emily DeSantis, spokesperson for the NYS Education Department.

"Questar Assessment Inc., New York State’s assessment vendor, experienced delays in the delivery of computer-based tests to students in some schools this morning," DeSantis said. "Questar has been working to resolve this as quickly as possible. We have been in constant contact with schools and reminded them that there is flexibility built into the test schedule. At their discretion, schools are able to postpone this morning’s testing and resume testing later today or on another day.”

State officials tell News10NBC that on Tuesday, the first day of computer-based testing, schools successfully administered computer-based tests to more than 32,000 students across the state.

Some of the school districts in our region that reported issues include Victor, Spencerport, West Irondequoit, East Rochester and Churchville-Chili.

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