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May 6, 2014 at 6:48 PM

High user traffic interrupts online testing in some schools

A computer glitch interrupted students in an undetermined number of schools around the state while they were taking an online standardized test Tuesday, preventing some from logging in and stopping others mid-test. State officials do not know how many students or schools were affected,  but among districts reporting problems were Seattle, Lake Washington and Issaquah. Data Recognition Corporation, the company that handles…

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Comments | Topics: Measurements of Student Progress, testing

January 10, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Garfield teachers refuse to give district-required test

Teachers at Seattle’s Garfield High School are refusing to give the district-required MAP tests to students, saying the tests are bad and waste time and resources. They think it may be the first time that all teachers at a single school have decided to protest a test by boycotting it. The Measures of Academic…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Garfield High School, Measures of Academic Progress, Seattle Public Schools