Tens of thousands of Tennessee students steadied their clammy, test-day hands over a keyboard several days ago. And, for many, nothing happened.
It was the state's first time giving standardized exams on computers, but the rollout couldn't have gone much worse.
In lots of places, the testing platform slowed to a crawl or appeared to shut down entirely. Within hours, Tennessee scrapped online testing for the year.
The move comes after schools spent millions of dollars to buy additional PCs and to improve their wi-fi networks.