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ISTEP testing to resume statewide today

Indiana students will resume ISTEP testing today, according to a press release from the Indiana Department of Education. Many testing locations have been experiencing technical difficulties.

“Based upon assurances made by CTB/McGraw-Hill,” the DOE decided Tuesday night to reopen ISTEP testing for Wednesday morning, but with some restrictions.

The DOE is asking that schools decrease their daily test loadto 50 percent their normal levels until notified otherwise in order to prevent further interruptions.

Tuesday marked the second day that Indiana schools districts had to postpone testing due to server crashes, after being forced to abandon plans on Monday to administer the ISTEP exam.

Similar computer glitches were reported in Oklahoma on Tuesday, where CTB/McGraw-Hill is also the test service provider.

This is the third straight year that Indiana has experienced computer problems when administering the ISTEP exam.

— Samantha Felix

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