“I can't believe the state superintendent would propose to solve testing malfunction problems by using incomplete testing results and rating unanswered questions as incorrect,” Sherrer said.
2 more test days given
School districts will be allowed two extra days to administer state exams — a time frame shorter than what many educators had hoped for.
Elementary school and junior high testing now will run through May 7. The last day for high school testing is now May 14.
Testing needs to wrap up quickly for several reasons, said Dr. Maridyth McBee, assistant state superintendent for accountability and assessment.
High school administrators need to know whether certain seniors passed enough of the state-mandated, end-of-instruction exams to award diplomas.
Also, some students attend summer school based on state test scores, among other measures.
AT A GLANCE
The state Education Department announced Wednesday what will happen to exams that were disrupted by computer failures.