So parents and teachers are wary this year, using social media Friday night to vent their frustrations. "
I smell a third year of wasted money and ridiculous anxiety levels only to have a test thrown out," wrote a teacher on Facebook.
Gwinnett sent parents a note explaining the outage will push testing to Monday. The district told parents, “Overnight and into today, we, along with other schools throughout the state experienced an interruption in our testing schedule due to an internet disruption in the state’s PeachNet network. As some of our students take this test online, this had an impact on our testing day. Some of our students who were taking the test online were not able to complete the mathematics section of the test today. Those students who did not finish will complete the Mathematics section the week of April 24th. I wanted to make you aware of this schedule change and thank you for your support of our students and school.”
Clayton Superintendent Luvenia Jackson also sent a letter to parents, stating, “We were unable to access the internet to complete online Georgia Milestones testing…Due to this impact, we will administer the 5th and 8th Grades Georgia Milestones Social Studies tests on Monday.”