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After Rough Winter, State Gives Schools More Time To Give March ISTEP+ Exams

Last year, it was a problem with Indiana’s online testing service. This year, it’s cold and snowy weather. After unusual numbers of school closures and delays this winter, state Board of Education members voted Thursday to give Indiana educators seven additional school days in March to administer the state’s benchmark standardized tests. Schools will still [...]

After Online Testing Debacle, Ritz Appoints Third Party To Review ISTEP Results

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz

Six weeks after server problems caused widespread disruptions to Indiana’s online standardized tests, a New Hampshire based group is starting a review of the results to see if the state can use them in its rating systems for teachers and schools. The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment will conduct the inquiry, state [...]

Another Online ISTEP+ Problem Temporarily Halts Testing In IPS Schools

An update on CTB/McGraw Hill's website saying schools can resume administering the online ISTEP+ after a new problem led at least one district to temporarily halt testing.

Indianapolis Public Schools briefly halted online ISTEP+ testing Monday morning after a new “network issue” disrupted the exams. But an update on the testing company’s website — as of 12:30 Eastern — says the issue “has been resolved,” and IPS administrators have given the go-ahead for schools to resume testing, district spokesperson John Althardt tells StateImpact.

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