Indiana Department of Education Update Regarding ISTEP+ Online Testing

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Daniel Altman
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550
daltman@doe.in.gov

INDIANAPOLIS - Based upon assurances made by CTB McGraw-Hill, the Indiana Department of Education will continue ISTEP+ testing for Hoosier schools tomorrow, Friday, May 3. In order to minimize interruptions to students, the Department has again asked schools to reduce their daily testing load by approximately 50%. The Department has also extended the testing window by two days to May 17, 2013.

Schools have reported minimal interruptions throughout the day and as of 4:00 PM, over 345,000 testing sessions were completed statewide Thursday. In total, over one million testing sessions have been completed this week, roughly 41% of the total expected sessions for ISTEP+.

Today, Superintendent Ritz continued to maintain constant contact with schools throughout the state as they navigate through this difficult time. She remains committed to working with schools, students and parents to ensure that they have the time they need to guarantee all Hoosier students have the opportunity to take a fair test.

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