CMS high schools dismissal delayed due to testing technical issues

CMS high schools dismissal delayed due to testing technical issues
(Source: Charlotte Observer)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced Friday that all CMS high schools would be delayed in being dismissed.

The announcement comes after school officials say there were technical issues across North Carolina with testing software. The technical issues caused a delayed start time for some high school students' end of course tests.

CMS released a statement Friday about the delayed dismissal.

CMS high schools will dismiss students at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 18. CMS Transportation has arranged for pick-up time adjustments from CMS high schools as necessary. These delays were caused by technical issues across North Carolina with testing software. Some high schools experienced a delay in exam testing start times this morning. These issues were resolved quickly by the North Carolina Department of Instruction (NCDPI). CMS appreciates the understanding of all CMS students, families and staff to allow time for all students to do their best on exams today.
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WBTV reached out for more information about the technical issues with the testing software.

CMS responded, “Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is working with NCDPI to assess any potential impacts of the PowerSchool Pro issue and ensure that students and families will receive accurate grades and report cards.”

Schools will be dismissing at 1 p.m. instead of the adjusted testing dismissal time of 12:15 p.m.

CMS says they have arranged for transportation adjustments for students as necessary.

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