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Computer glitch Wednesday affects students taking STAAR test

Students taking the The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, referred to as the STAAR test, were faced with a computer glitch during the exam Wednesday.

The Texas Education Agency told our ABC affiliate KVUE-TV, in Austin, that the issued happened around 10:30 a.m., while more than 100,000 students were taking the test, affecting around 40,000 students statewide.

The TEA added that the issue was resolved within 20 minutes.

ABC-7 checked with local school districts to see what the impact was in El Paso.

The Socorro Independent School District confirmed the outage, and Ysleta ISD said some students were briefly booted out of the exam.

The El Paso School District reported no issues.

In 2016, the same issue happened: A computer glitch booted students off the website while taking the STAAR test.

More than five EPISD schools were affected, and more than 30 students throughout the El Paso area.

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