VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Some high school students in Virginia Beach City Public Schools will have to retake or resubmit their Standards of Learning (SOL) writing test.
Officials with the school division said they received multiple reports Wednesday morning as 11th grade students were taking their test.
A message was sent to parents and guardian that afternoon that said students had technical issues while they were trying to submit their responses to the SOL writing prompt.
The message said the testing service and Virginia Department of Education were contacted regarding the issue.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused your child. If your child feels like he/she was negatively impacted by today’s technical difficulties and wishes to retest, or if you have other questions regarding this, please contact your child’s principal.
Students who were impacted will be given a chance to resubmit saved work Thursday or retake this portion of the test at a later date.
A spokeswoman with the Virginia Beach School Division estimates about 18 percent of students are impacted.
According to the Virginia Department of Education, about 900 students were affected. The spokesperson also says the technical difficulties were isolated to the Virginia Beach school district. The spokesman with the Department of Education says the system issue has to do with the configuration of the Chromebook devices the students were using during testing.
They are working with the Virginia Beach school division to solve this issue.
According to Virginia Beach, all high schools were affected except for Bayside High School and Renaissance Academy.