IPS recommends schools suspend ISTEP testing due to online glitch

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Indianapolis Public Schools officials recommended that schools suspend ISTEP testing Monday due to an online testing glitch.

The school district announced they are experiencing accessibility issues with the online ISTEP testing, which began today. Officials said some schools may need to continue testing despite of the error due to student schedules.

“Schools are reporting difficulty logging students into the online test and there have been reports of the test freezing or kicking users out of the program. This is not normal,” said IPS spokesman John T. Althardt.

IPS has asked the Indiana Department of Education for additional testing time. Central Indiana’s largest school district is not the only system experiencing these issues. Schools in Elkhart, South Bend and Evansville have shared with IPS that they are having issues with the test, too.

Testing will resume Tuesday.