STAAR Testing Glitch Kicks 40,000 Students Out of Exam for 20 Minutes, TEA Says

Style Magazine Newswire | 4/13/2018, 7:51 a.m.
A technical issue kicked tens of thousands of Texas students out of the STAAR Online Platform on Tuesday, causing them ...

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A technical issue kicked tens of thousands of Texas students out of the STAAR Online Platform on Tuesday, causing them to be logged out and unable to log back in, a spokeswoman with the Texas Education Agency said. The delay in service persisted for about 20 minutes, the TEA said. Approximately 140,000 students were taking the test at the time. "We believe no student information was lost during this time. We are still collecting data on the issue – there were about 1,000 school systems statewide that had a least one student who experienced the disruption," said DeEtta Culbertson, with the Texas Education Agency. More than 1,200 school systems were testing at the time, she said.