High School Testing System Still Has Glitches

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky education officials say the vendor that administers online high school end-of-course tests hasn't corrected issues, meaning students will have to use paper and pencil or take the tests at times that won't crash the system.

In May, some 1,600 students had to take the end-of-course assessment again or needed more time to finish. Education Department spokeswoman Nancy Rodriguez says others had to use pencil and paper.

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday wanted ACT Inc. to run a practice test this month to test the system's capabilities, but the Lexington Herald-Leader says he canceled when ACT Inc. officials said they couldn't fix issues by the practice date or for end-of-course tests in the spring.

Rodriguez says a scheduling system will be used to keep the system from being overwhelmed.

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