Computer-based standardized testing will resume for New York students, two days after technical problems disrupted the mandatory assessments across the state.
Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia says she’ll hold test vendor Questar Assessment financially accountable for failing to fully deliver on its contract.
Elia told reporters Wednesday that high usage caused problems that prevented some students from logging in and submitting the English language tests online Tuesday. Testing will be staggered when it starts up again Thursday to avoid another crash.
Of the 93,000 students that started the test, about 93 percent were able to submit it.
All of the state’s 1 million third- through eighth-grade students are required to take the annual two-day tests. About a quarter take them by computer. Math testing is scheduled for May.