TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Kansas students will try again to overload the state’s online platform for standardized math and reading tests to help developers identify any glitches before spring testing.
This time they will get help from students in Alaska, which also uses tests designed and administered by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports more than 130,000 Kansas students went online last month to take shortened versions of the tests. Center director Marianne Perie says that exercise revealed some technical problems her staff is working to resolve.
In January, students from Kansas and Alaska will team up to access tests on the same day to see if they can log in and view and complete questions without any problems.