FCAT Testing To Be Delayed In Pasco

Issues with the software platform will delay FCAT testing scheduled for Tuesday in most Pasco County schools.

A Pasco County Schools spokesperson said there is a problem with the Pearson software platform. They are working to fix the problem.

Other school districts including Brevard, Seminole and Leon Counties are also experiencing the problem, according to the spokesperson.

A Florida Department of Education spokesperson released the following statement to school districts-

As some of you already know, Pearson is experiencing difficulty with a hosting provider this morning, which is causing issues with testing (both TestNav and TestHear) and accessing the PearsonAccess website for test management. The issue does not seem to be statewide, but several districts have reported issues.
Some of you have inquired about schedule extensions due to this issue. Once the problem is resolved, if you have schools that will need more time to complete testing beyond your district’s schedule, please let us know (in writing) and we will work with you to ensure that all students in your district have sufficient opportunity to test.

Thank you for your patience, Victoria Ash, Chief, Bureau of K-12 Student Assessment, Accountability, Research, and Measurement, Florida Department of Education