Area students affected by glitch during STAAR test

(Source: Texas Education Agency)
(Source: Texas Education Agency)
Published: Mar. 30, 2016 at 8:25 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2016 at 9:02 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Right now, the Lubbock ISD is awaiting word from the state after a technical problems caused issues for students taking the STAAR test. Administrators are trying to determine whether some students in Texas taking an online standardized test lost answers in a computer glitch.

Districts across the state reported that students taking online tests did not have all of their answers saved. Lubbock ISD says the glitch impacted around 50 students.

"[Those students], which is a small portion of the students being tested, but for those students in this high stakes test, it's certainly been concerning. The TEA and the vendor responsible for the online testing are taking full responsibility, and they're going to make it right for students," said LISD spokesperson Nancy Sharp.

Students must pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness to graduate from high school.

Sharp says they will receive guidance from the state on how to move forward.

A spokesperson for the Frenship ISD says they did not have any issues.

KCBD is waiting to hear back from Lubbock Cooper ISD.

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