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ISTEP scores being reviewed after computer glitch

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The company that runs Indiana’s standardized achievement test will review whether the scores of up to 10,000 students are valid because of computer problems.

Many students across the state were unexpectedly logged off while taking the ISTEP online last week. Officials say no answers were lost, but some weren’t able to log back in for more than an hour.

Indiana Department of Education testing chief Wesley Bruce tells The Indianapolis Star that the disruptions were a major distraction and are unacceptable.

Testing officials will compare the scores of affected students with their previous ISTEP scores and the scores of other students at those schools.

Testing company CTB McGraw Hill president Ellen Haley says it will determine the cause of the problem and how to fix it.



Posted 5/5/2011




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