School officials are still waiting for the results from last year's Florida Standards Assessments tests.
Alpine Testing Solutions, an outside company from Utah, is analyzing the scores, but local educators are worried about the timing of the results.
"We will have lost months of opportunity to make changes in what we're teaching or how we're teaching it, if we need to, in order to assure our students can show their successful learning on that test," Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association President Jean Clement said.
The Florida Standards Assessments recently replaced the FCAT and caused quite a bit of controversy last year.
Many parents were concerned about the validity of the month-long computerized exam. Computerized glitches also caused problems for the young test-takers.
"Sometimes it doesn't load and you have to move to a new computer," student Faith DeVault said.
The President of Hillsborough County School's PTA said the PTA is trying to take a positive look with the new school year.
"This is the beginning of a new assessment, the beginning of a fair and vetted assessment, so we're hoping it will come together," said PTA President Robin DeVault.
Florida education leaders decided not to punish students or schools for bad scores on the first test.
State education officials said the scores will be released after a validity test is complete, which will be sometime after Sept. 1.
Hillsborough's Classroom Teacher Association President Jean Clement said that's too late.
"By the time we get the results from that test, the year will be well under way and if we need to make some changes to instruction, it'll be too late," Clement said.
Clement said the timing could be even more critical if the next test is tied to student demotions or teacher's salaries.
"If that test determines how teachers are paid, whether they even keep their jobs, then it makes a huge difference that we still know very little about this test," Clement said.
"We're concerned about the short time because we want our children to have every possible avenue to do well and be successful," DeVault said.
Results or no results, students will still have to face the computerized tests again this school year. State officials said the glitches have been fixed.
Many students are already thinking of new test-taking strategies so they'll be ready.
Next month, education leaders will gather from around Florida to discuss what happened last year with the new tests.
Many school leaders are not expecting to see the results until November.