Hundreds of high schoolers stress test computer system

Local - 3/11/2014 4:10 PM by Stuart Hammer

OAK HILL – A Fayette County high school participates in site readiness prep for an upcoming standardized test.

Oak Hill High School had more than 200 students log on to the new computer system Tuesday afternoon.

The annual WesTest for students across the state is moving to an online system this year and preparations are ongoing state-wide.

Thousands of students and teachers flooded the system this afternoon to monitor network stability.

Administrators were experiencing technical problems at Oak Hill, but that is part of what this trial run aims to pinpoint.

Principal Tim Payton says it’s going to take some getting used to.

“It's going take a little bit longer to get through the exam this year. In the past we could take students at the high school level and put them all in the classrooms and with the teacher and administer the test to everyone at the same time. And we can't do that now.”

The WesTest is scheduled to get underway near the end of April.


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