“At this time, Eanes ISD has decided to suspend STAAR testing for today so teachers and students can resume normal classroom instruction,” a release from EISD said.
Fourth- and seventh-grade students at EISD were scheduled to take the writing portion of the STAAR exam online at roughly 8:35 a.m. However, soon thereafter, campuses experienced an outage while utilizing the state’s testing network, according to a release from EISD.
Students at LTISD experienced similar challenges while conducting the exam, causing a postponement of STAAR, according to an update from the district’s Twitter account.
Due to statewide connectivity issues with the online testing platform for today’s administration of STAAR, @teainfo has postponed online testing for today, Tuesday, April 6 for 4th Grade Writing, 7th Grade Writing, and End-of-Course English I.
— ltisdschools (@ltisdschools) April 6, 2021
In response, The Texas Education Agency issued communications to school districts confirming the statewide connectivity issues. According to TEA’s most recent update, those issues have not been resolved, and districts should receive further guidance the morning of April 7.