STAAR test takers briefly plagued by online glitches Tuesday, officials say


Some students experienced glitches while taking the STAAR test Tuesday morning, the Texas Education Agency said.

Problems included frozen screens, slowness, difficulty in starting sessions and some students getting locked out because of connectivity issues, state education officials said. 

The TEA did not know how many students experienced problems but said 110,000 were testing this morning on the reading portion of the test.

“It was recommended that the students that were experiencing difficulty take a break,” Ronnie Burchett, a spokeswoman for the TEA, said. 

All issues were resolved by 11 a.m., the TEA said.

This is not the first time that students have experienced problems with the STAAR test this year.

About 40,000 students in 1,000 Texas school districts were affected on the first day of testing on April 10 when the server went down and students lost access to the test for about 20 minutes. 


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