Published Online: March 31, 2015
Published in Print: April 1, 2015, as Delays Plague New Tests In Montana and Wisconsin

News in Brief

Delays Plague New Tests in Montana and Wisconsin

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Wisconsin announced that it planned to delay the start of the Smarter Balanced exams in grades 3-8 by two weeks, after technical problems arose with the test's online delivery platform.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported last week that the tests will now be given between April 13 and May 22, instead of between March 30 and May 22 as originally planned.

In addition, Montana postponed the start of its own Smarter Balanced exam. An official with the state Office of Public Instruction said last week the state was still working with its vendor to identify a new start date, according to the Associated Press. The department's chief of staff, Madalyn Quinlan, said Nevada and North Dakota are also delaying their exams—the three states share a testing vendor, Measured Progress.

Vol. 34, Issue 26, Page 4

Related Stories
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories