WEST ORANGE, NJ — PARCC testing was cancelled April 20 due to statewide problems with the Pearson website, used to control PARCC test administration.

Pearson is the company that provides PARCC standardized testing across New Jersey. According to the email bulletin sent from Pearson, “PearsonAccessnext is currently unavailable for many users. Pearson is working quickly to identify and resolve the issue and will provide updates on a regular basis until the system is available. Pearson teams have all hands on deck to ensure performance is restored to normal operating mode.”

In an email obtained by TAPinto.net, issued by Peter Shulman, Deputy Commissioner of the NJ Department of Education, state officials confirmed that they are working with Pearson on the technical issues.

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“Pearson believes it has identified the root cause and will be working on the problem between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET today. During this time, PAN will be unavailable and please do not login. Pearson and NJDOE will work this evening to ensure the system is in optimum state prior to testing beginning tomorrow morning.”

TAP into West Orange will provide updates as they become available.