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PHS to go ahead with Smarter Balanced Testing

Submitted by on April 20, 2015 – 3:20 pm

Ceth Eslick, who has been arranging technology for the Smarter Balanced Test, says things are ready at PHS.

Ceth Eslick, who has been arranging technology for the Smarter Balanced Test, says things are ready at PHS.

Polson High School principals have decided to still go ahead with Smarter Balanced testing, even though Denise Juneau, Superintendent of the Montana Office of Public Instruction, has decided to make Common Core/ Smarter Balanced  testing optional in Montana. Juneau’s decision was caused by technical difficulties and glitches that appeared after large numbers of students in Nevada tried to take the test.

Measured Progress, the company that delivers the Smarter Balanced test in Montana, says that they are optimistic that they can fix the glitch.

Because PHS had not yet started testing when Measured Progress announced the problem, “It doesn’t really affect us,” said Ceth Eslick, PHS IT director. The Middle School started testing on Monday and the High School will start on May 11-15.