IPS asks schools to suspend ISTEP testing because of online problems

IDOE: Technical error with CTB to blame

INDIANAPOLIS - Schools should plan to resume ISTEP testing Tuesday, the Indiana Department of Education said, after technical issues arose Monday.

The problems stemmed from a technical error in the servers of CTB, the company that administers the test, but engineers "are working to resolve the problem, and are confident that it will be resolved for tomorrow morning," IDOE spokesman Daniel Altman told RTV6.

Indianapolis Public Schools on Monday recommended its schools suspend ISTEP testing because of technical issues.

"There have been reports of the test freezing or kicking users out of the program," said IPS spokesman John Althardt. "This is not normal."

Altman said problems were reported at schools across the state.

The IDOE told schools Monday to assume they will be able to conduct testing as normal Tuesday.

Altman said the state may consider expanding the testing window for schools if conversations with the schools show it to be necessary.

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