Poll: Does PARCC Glitch Mean It’s Time to Take Another Look at Online Test?

NJ Spotlight News | April 21, 2016 | Polling
A server problem KO’d PARCC testing for a day, but does the offline exam indicate a more serious issue?

The state’s new online PARCC tests were suspended yesterday in many New Jersey school districts, after officials said an unspecified glitch in the server run by the outside vendor Pearson Education prevented schools from logging in to the tests.

There was plenty of finger-pointing as to what went wrong and what’s next. Pearson and state officials last night vowed the system would be up and running today.

But the problem raises the question as to whether the state should be relying on an online exam to determine school, teacher, and student performance.

# What’s your take on the issue?

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