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Company That Created Ohio School PARCC Test Flooded With Calls

The testing company that created new standardized tests debuting this year says it's fielded thousands of questions from Ohio school districts related to problems with the online exams.
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The testing company that created new standardized tests debuting this year says it's fielded thousands of questions from Ohio school districts related to problems with the online exams.

Testing company Pearson reported it's received about 9,600 phone calls, emails and chats from Ohio districts regarding problems administering the online exams since testing began on Feb. 16. The Columbus Dispatch reports some issues included problems registering students and getting them into the online test sessions.
    
Ohio is one of 12 states this year rolling out the new PARCC tests (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers), which are based on Common Core standards.
    
Ohio schools had the option to administer the tests online or on paper.  

An Ohio Department of Education spokesman estimates students in 60 percent of the state's districts took some portion of the tests online.