The head of the company that administers Indiana’s online ISTEP exams will face questions from state lawmakers today about glitches that halted testing.
Six weeks after server problems caused widespread disruptions to the ISTEP, a New Hampshire based group will decide whether the test results are valid.
The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment will determine whether testing interruptions should invalidate ISTEP+ scores.
Several schools say they expect to receive results from the ISTEP exam later than usual because they had to shut down testing for two days earlier this month.
State legislative leaders say they’re looking for answers behind recent problems with ISTEP testing that disrupted the exams of thousands of Hoosier students.
Indianapolis Public Schools briefly halted online ISTEP+ testing Monday morning after a new “network issue” disrupted the exams.
Glenda Ritz says once testing is completed, the state will begin looking at how to make the system more efficient.
Vigo County's request to reduce the number of students taking the ISTEP+ this year was denied.
To make up for two days of suspended testing, the state is extending the testing window an extra three days.
The Indiana Department of Education says the decision to resume testing was made based upon assurances made by the company which administers the test.