Deer Park ISD reporting problems with 5 student tests
As students across the state began their STAAR standardized testing, news of problems with the test began emerging as well.
Reports throughout the state on Monday stated software programs logged off students during the exam; lost some students’ places on their test; and did not save students answers.
The problems were limited to students taking the online administration of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.
According to the Texas Education Agency, some districts across the state reported to TEA and Educational Testing Service (ETS), the vendor administering STAAR statewide, that students’ previously selected responses on an online test were not appearing. This would occur once a student logged back into their online test after either officially logging out, being timed out after 30 minutes of inactivity, or in situations where districts have temporarily lost connectivity to the Internet. Other issues have also been identified.
In Deer Park ISD, some minor issues were reported, according to Matt Lucas, the district’s director of communications.