Wisconsin students in 3rd through 8th grade will have to wait a little longer to take part of their state achievement tests.
The English Language Arts portion of the new Badger Exam, which is tied to Common Core education standards, was scheduled to start on Monday. However, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers announced Thursday that the start date has been moved to April 13th because of technical glitches in delivering the online exams to schools and their students.
Evers said the problems originate from the company that’s providing the exam. DPI said Educational Testing Service, which holds the contract to provide Wisconsin’s online state assessment, notified the state on Wednesday that it could not deliver the English Language Arts assessment for Monday’s testing window. ETS has promised to provide a test that works on April 13.