Recurring problems with an online system for administering proficiency tests had minimal impact on Minnesota students’ scores this past spring, state education officials say.
Thousands of students experienced slow loading times and other problems in April that interfered with their beginning or completing Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment tests in math and reading. Many more completed the tests without glitches.
Indiana, Kentucky, and Oklahoma also had problems with online proficiency tests in the spring. Those states use a different vendor to administer their tests, but their reviews also found the disruptions had little impact on students’ scores.
A version of this article appeared in the August 28, 2013 edition of Education Week as Minn.: Test Glitches Did Not Affect Results