UPDATE: Testing Suspended For Leon County Schools

Posted at 10:23 AM, Apr 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-21 05:04:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--High school and middle school students in Leon County are expected to resume the Florida Standards Assessment Tuesday. 

Spokesman Chris Petley says due to extensive, statewide issues experienced across multiple school districts, Leon County Schools suspended computer based testing for Monday, April 20.

Petley says the technical issues included test administrators and students’ inability to access the testing platform.

The school district has been in touch with the Florida Department of Education and the American Institute of Research on the issues.

Some counties are now testing. 

Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart released this statement:

"This morning, AIR's President of Assessment notified me of a technical change that was made to the Florida Standards Assessment testing system over the weekend that was not approved by the Department. This change was unnecessary to the administration of the Florida Standards Assessment and resulted in a disruption that hindered students from being able to log in to the system and take their test today. We have confirmed that the login issue has been resolved and students are currently testing; we will continue monitoring the situation. The company's failure to follow protocol is absolutely unacceptable and the Department will hold AIR accountable for the disruption they have caused to our state's students, teachers and school staff."