Leon County Schools Continue to Suspend Standardized Test Despite State Assurances

School Testing
Posted at 6:04 PM, Mar 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-03 13:13:10-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida's Education Commissioner says the problems that plagued the state's newest standardized test yesterday are now resolved, but Leon County Schools are still not administering the test. 

Yesterday, students logging in online to take the Florida Standards Assessment were met with slow bandwidth or the inability to even log in to take the test.

State Education Commissioner, Pam Stewart, says her department worked with the company that provides the test last night to correct the problems.

However, Leon County Schools made the decision to continue to suspend it.

They say the technical issues happened again throughout the state today and they do not want to administer the tests if there's any doubt students will be able to complete them.

Superintendent Jackie Pons says he does not want to take a chance with a test so important to the students, who require it to graduate, saying "based on my nine years of experiences as superintendent, we cannot afford to allow our students to go in to take a test with such high stakes and not have all the issues resolved."