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3:48 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Indiana Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on ISTEP Glitches

Indiana Public Media

The president of the company that administers the ISTEP  standardized test to students across Indiana is scheduled to defend her company before a panel of state lawmakers this week.

Nearly 80,000 students were frozen out of the online portion of the test last month because of computer glitches.

CTB/McGraw-Hill  President Ellen Haley is scheduled to testify before the legislative panel Friday.

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz also announced last week that the state has hired an independent contractor to review the test results.

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Local News
1:33 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Indiana Launching Outside Review of ISTEP Problems

Indiana Public Media

Indiana's Department of Education is seeking an outside review of the ISTEP exam administered this academic year following a series of computer glitches that will likely delay test results until this summer.

Agency spokesman Daniel Altman says it has begun the process of selecting an independent evaluator to assess the test's validity. Test contractor CTB/McGraw-Hill says problems with the online exam this month would likely delay results until July.

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