High School students in the Bristol-Warren Regional School District were unable to begin PARCC testing as scheduled on Monday. The district says a technical problem led them to delay testing by one day.
A spokeswoman from the superintendent's office said she was unaware of the specifics of the problem, but described it as a technical glitch. She said the district had scheduled an extra day for testing, just in case such a problem arose.
After conferring with technical staff, they decided to delay the start of PARCC until Tuesday. The district says other schools have had no major problems with the new online test, and the high school was able to begin testing on Tuesday.
So far, this appears to be the only significant delay in Rhode Island's first official year of PARCC. Most districts are using the online test, although about 20 percent of schools are still using pencil and paper.