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For second day, students unable to complete ISTEP



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Franklin Community School Corporation director of technology Matt Sprout writes on a white board as he fields calls from various schools as errors start to pour in eventually resulting in the suspension of ISTEP testing Tuesday. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Franklin Community School Corporation director of technology Matt Sprout talks to the Department of Education as errors start to pour in from schools eventually resulting in the suspension of ISTEP testing Tuesday. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


For the second day, students are having problems taking the online portion of the ISTEP exam, and the Indiana Department of Education has suspending testing until 12:30 p.m.

Students at Clark-Pleasant and Franklin schools have been kicked offline and had their screens freeze in the last hour — the same problems they had during the first day of testing Monday, technology directors Jim White and Matt Sprout said.

The problem is related to the company that is administering the test, McGraw Hill, not due to an Internet connectivity issue.

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