Education Week: Just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong with online state testing this year in Tennessee.
First, login problems prevented some students from accessing the exams. The following day, an apparent cyberattack on the state's assessment vendor prevented thousands more students from submitting their tests.
Then, thanks to human error at some schools, about 1,400 students ended up taking the wrong version of the TNReady exam. And a rogue dump truck severed one of the state's main fiber-optic cables, causing temporary connectivity problems during the testing period.