Exams resume as ISTEP woes decline



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3rd grade students enter a computer lab as Northwood Elementary school restarts Istep testing after a week of problems Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Franklin, Indiana. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


A Johnson County school district decided not do any further online ISTEP testing this week after students were kicked offline and unable to take the exam, and other schools are days behind their regular schedules.

Edinburgh schools decided to put off ISTEP testing until next week, to allow more time for the glitches with the online system to be solved and to give students a fresh start. Third- through eighth-graders had been repeatedly interrupted during test-taking earlier in the week, or were unable to complete sections of the exam.

Franklin schools had canceled ISTEP testing for the third straight day, but resumed testing with half as many students Thursday. Other districts continued to test at least 50 percent of their students, and Center Grove schools began 100 percent testing again, without a hitch.

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