- Kansas officials have extended the state’s testing period by two-weeks after persistent computer glitches impeded students' ability to complete the exams.
The new assessment, which was revealed earlier this month, has been met with frustration; school districts reporting technical problems feared they would not complete the exams in time.
The exam testing period had been shortened by two-weeks initially to give the developers more time to get the system ready.
Kansas’s computer issue is relevant across the nation as many other states begin to roll out their own new Common Core aligned assessments — many of which are computerized.
Even though the state pushed the testing period back by two-weeks, officials have already announced it is not a big deal if some schools or students do not complete the test; the State Board of Education already decided earlier this month that all schools will remain accredited for next year regardless of how they do on the test.