State officials say the first day of PARCC testing passed with no major problems, although some students have refused to take the test.
As of 3:30 Monday afternoon, a total of 18,910 tests had been started in Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Department of Education reported isolated glitches, but no school-wide or class-wide problems with the new computerized exam, which is replacing NECAP as the state's annual standardized test of Math and English.
PARCC testing begins Monday for thousands of Rhode Island students, who are taking the test on computers.
Critics say the test fails to accommodate students who need extra time and students with learning disabilities. But Education officials say students will have ample time to complete PARCC, whether they take it online or on paper.
Governor Raimondo gave a sneak peak of several programs Wednesday that will be part of her budget proposal.
She's proposing $1.3 million dollars to help high school students get college credit, and $1.75 million to provide some loan forgiveness for college graduates. The idea of that program is to encourage more recent grads to stay in the state.