INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana students have resumed taking required
standardized tests following two days of computer glitches that temporarily
The Indiana Department of Education said in a statement that administration
of the ISTEP+ exams’ online portion resumed Wednesday morning, but that
schools are being asked to decrease their daily test load to 50 percent of
normal levels until further notice.
The department says the resumption of testing was based on assurances it’s
received from test vendor CTB McGraw Hill. The agency says it will work with
schools to ensure they have the time they need to fairly administer the
standardized proficiency tests.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz has called the testing
problems “unacceptable.” She ordered testing halted Tuesday after 27,000
students struggled to connect online and complete the test.