FORT WAYNE, Ind.
(AP) - Another large Indiana school district has halted ISTEP testing after
students faced trouble with the exam’s online version.
The Southwest Allen
County Schools near Fort Wayne says it stopped Tuesday’s testing and would
postpone Wednesday’s exams until the issues could be resolved.
Superintendent Steve Yager tells The Journal Gazette that its elementary and
middle schools had widespread troubles with the exam. Yager says state
contractor CTB/McGraw-Hill blamed the trouble on too much online traffic.
The Fort Wayne
Community Schools and Wayne Township schools in Indianapolis also have
dropped the online version. Some 80,000 Indiana students had ISTEP exams
interrupted last year by online troubles.
Brian Belardi says this week’s problems have been isolated and that some
troubles have been with school district equipment.