(Francis McCabe of Las Vegas Review-Journal) – Nevada education officials said Wednesday they planned to hold accountable the company administering statewide Common Core computerized testing for students in grades three to five after the system failed this week.
Smarter Balanced Assessments, which is administered by the company Measured Progress, was halted for the second day on Wednesday throughout Nevada, Montana and North Dakota because the company could not handle the number of students taking the test.
Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga said he would hold Measured Progress accountable for the testing failure.
“I am extremely disappointed in our test vendor’s inability to deliver as promised and we are examining all avenues to hold the company accountable,” Erquiaga said in a statement. “Our districts and schools were eager to demonstrate our readiness to move to computer-based assessments and this is an unacceptable setback.”
The New Hampshire-based company did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
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