Why is my code failing

I am working on the React Challenge at: freecodecamp.org/learn/front-end-libraries/react/create-a-controlled-input. This is my code:

class ControlledInput extends React.Component {

  constructor(props) {

    super(props);

    this.state = {

      input: ''

    };

    // Change code below this line

    // Change code above this line

  }

  // Change code below this line

handleChange() {

  this.setState({

    input: event.target.value

  })

}

  // Change code above this line

  render() {

    return (

      <div>

        { /* Change code below this line */}

        <input value = {this.state.input} onChange={this.handleChange.bind(this)} />

        { /* Change code above this line */}

        <h4>Controlled Input:</h4>

        <p>{this.state.input}</p>

      </div>

    );

  }

};

I fail the third and final test. Everything seems to be working with the code.

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The fact that there is nothing between “Change code below this line” and “Change code above this line” is a red flag.

Originally, I had:

    this.handleChange = this.handleChange.bind(this);

I deleted this line and built it into the html input element as shown in the hints section. Either way, it still fails the third test even though the p element seems to be showing the updating state.

Looking at the challenge, the next thing that jumps out at me is that the instructions say:

First, create a method called handleChange() that has a parameter called event .

But your handleChange() does not take a parameter.

Thanks! You solved my problem! Appreciate the help.