- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - State education officials say New Jersey schools will be able to resume PARCC testing after a computer glitch forced many to postpone it.

The Record newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/23KqWXR ) officials say schools can resume testing on Thursday. State Education Commissioner David Hespe said he was assured by Pearson, the company that administers the test, that the company was taking steps to fix the problems.

Hespe apologized for “Pearson’s failures” and says officials will hold Pearson accountable for disruptions that he called “totally unacceptable.”

Local school officials say the exams were going well until Wednesday, when students in many schools found they could not log in to take the tests.

Pearson says the issue was caused by a human error and they’re working to repair the problem.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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