COLLIER COUNTY - The scores for the most important test of the year, the FCAT, are long overdue. The company handling the test says there's a glitch.
" I'm very upset," says parent Christine Lindblade. "I mean it's a problem."
Lindblade and other parents are disappointed the FCATs have hit a snag. The Florida Department of Education says a new company, NCS Pearson, is having trouble with its database.
The school district says the delay will mess up class scheduling at middle schools and high schools. The district tells Wink News, some students who perform poorly on the FCAT won't know if they need to take intensive reading and math courses in the fall.
"It's sad to see them mess everything up and not know what they're doing," says Lindblade.
Pearson, the testing company, tells Wink News the results are valid and will be ready by the end of June. The state's education commissioner says he's outraged and frustrated by the situation and plans to fine Pearson.