Kansas testing pushes on despite problems

04/07/2014 7:02 AM

04/07/2014 7:03 AM

Kansas student testing is moving forward despite several hurdles, from computer problems to cyber attacks.

After the tests in mathematics, science and reading started March 10, system glitches prevented many schools from completing the federally mandated tests. Once those issues were fixed, the tests were victim of cyber attacks that sought to flood the testing system with unwanted traffic and block legitimate traffic.

By Thursday, the tests were moving ahead.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported officials say schools completed 77,500 annual state assessment tests on Thursday and Friday, which is more than the first three weeks of the testing season combined.

Marianne Perie, director of the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation, says 25 percent of tests are complete and many more are partly complete.

Videos

Join the Discussion

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service