By Dana Kozlov

(CBS) — More than 1 million Illinois students are just months away from taking a brand-new standardized test—unless thousands of people get their way.

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains why educators and parents alike are fighting to delay the new test in this original report.

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It’s sample test time for grade school parents. They’re stumped, and they’re taking the new PARCC standardized test for third-graders.

More than 2,500 people have signed a petition asking the Illinois State Board of Education to delay giving the new, required, Common Core linked tests for at least a year.

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Alissa Levy-Chung, a child development professor, believes the test’s structure could set many students up to fail. Besides content, the online format requires a lot of scrolling, clicking and dragging. That’s if schools can swing it, technologically.

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett shares those concerns and has formally asking for a waiver, too.

The state board of educations’ spokesperson says ultimately it’s up to the U.S. Department of Education to grant a waiver.

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The PARCC test replaces the ISATs, and results will play a major role in determining school, teachers and students’ future, but not this year.  As for that U.S. Department of Education response to CPS, a spokesperson says they are still waiting for it.