Indiana Schools Suspend Online Testing Following Glitch

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Multiple Indiana schools are suspending ISTEP+ testing for the day after students experienced problems with the testing website.

StateImpact confirmed with representatives at MSD Wayne Township, Brownsburg Community Schools and Culver Community Schools that students there won’t continue testing today. A representative of Fort Wayne Community Schools confirmed the district’s schools are “having issues” with testing.

The problem is likely more widespread, though. Messages on an email listserv of school technology directors suggests the problem spans the state, and reports from Twitter suggest other schools are halting administration of the test too.

“Kids are getting kicked out of their testing procedure, then when we try to get them back in, there are long waits,” says Brad Schuldt, superintendent of Culver Community Schools. He says two grades in his district were able to complete testing, but students who were scheduled to test in the afternoon will not take the test today.

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