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Ky. Education Department moves to paper tests

ACT previously said its testing system had been overloaded by the number of students taking the test but that more capacity had been added and testing could resume on Monday.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - After problems with online testing last week, the Kentucky Department of Education is moving to pencil-and-paper tests.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/Yw6mti) reports the Education Department sent an email to testing coordinators on Saturday saying that ACT Inc. was suspending the online system on Monday.

ACT previously said its testing system had been overloaded by the number of students taking the test but that more capacity had been added and testing could resume on Monday.

The end-of-course tests are mandatory for high school students taking English II, algebra II, biology and U.S. history.

Last week, students taking the online test in 25 about districts in Kentucky experienced slow and dropped connections. Students in other states also were experiencing problems.

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