Students Resume FSA Testing After Computer Glitch

Students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties resumed the state's standardized testing system Tuesday after technical glitches halted testing Monday.

The computer based testing program at all South Florida schools crashed Monday morning, delaying the Florida Standards Assessment test. School districts resumed testing on Tuesday.

So far, the school's have been able to test successfully with no computer issues.

Students and faculty reported that they saw blank screens when the logged on Monday morning. Miami-Dade schools were initially told they would be back online shortly, but that never happened.

Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho decided to suspend testing after a three hour delay.

Both Broward and Palm Beach counties suspended testing as well.

The rollout of the new FSA test has been plagued by technical problems and even a cyber attack.

American Institutes for Research (AIR), the company that administers the online test, has admitted to their own failures.

A statement released by the company reads in part, "The problem stemmed from human error and AIR takes full responsibility for the issue and apologizes for the disruptions created."

South Florida students will attempt to take the test again Tuesday.

Contact Us