MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Columbia High School (CHS) Principal Elizabeth Aaron sent an email to the school community at about 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday, stating that PARCC testing was suspended on Tuesday due to "errors in our testing administration plans."

Students and staff will now "work on PARCC practice items and other work for the duration of testing time" on Tuesday, with the PARCC test taking place on Wednesday and Thursday.

Aaron's full email is below:

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Good morning from CHS. 

This morning we discovered errors in our testing administration plans that created complications for students and staff to begin testing smoothly.  

We directed staff and students to work on PARCC practice items and other work for the duration of testing time. 

We will test sections 1 and 2 of PARCC for students tomorrow and sections 3 and 4 on Thursday, enabling our staff and students to remain on schedule for PARCC testing. To assure completion of testing, our delayed opening for tomorrow for non-testing students is at 10:45. 

We thank our students, staff, and parents/guardians for your support. 

Best, 

Elizabeth M. Aaron, MAT, M.Ed. 

At about 10:30 a.m. a second email was sent from Aaron, with schedule information for students taking the PARCC as well as for those who are not taking the test.

The full email is below:

Good morning from CHS. 

This morning we discovered errors in our testing administration plans that created complications for students and staff to begin testing smoothly.  We directed staff and students to work on PARCC practice items and other work for the duration of testing time. 

Our 9th and 10th graders will take Sections 1 and 2 of PARCC tomorrow and Sections 3 and 4 on Thursday, enabling our staff and students to remain on schedule for PARCC testing. 

To assure completion of testing, our delayed opening for tomorrow for non-testing students is at 10:45.

We will begin the post-testing schedule and day with period 5 at 10:45, then periods 6, 7, 2, 4, 9 as on the schedule already provided. 

We thank our students, staff, and parents/guardians for your support. 

Editor's note an earlier version of this article did not include the second email from Aaron.