COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The teachers' union is calling yesterday's problems with the state's FCAT test a sign of a flawed system.
The Collier County School District says the national testing company's computer server experienced problems yesterday, impacting students trying to take the test.
That's concerning because all high-stakes school testing is slated to go online next year.
WINK News became aware of this issue after a letter was sent out by the Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart. In the letter, Stewart said the delivery and management system for the online testing created significant problems for administering the FCAT and end-of-year assessments.
Stewart went as far as to direct districts to suspend the live testing as long the issue remains.
Lee County Schools were not affected by the server issues, but the teachers' union says they're still not satisfied with this system.
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