No problems yet; more districts set to go online soon

After a year of concerns and practice runs, local students finished the first day of ISTEP testing without any problems.

But the real trial for ISTEP starts today, as more students in Johnson County and across Indiana try to complete the online exam at the same time.

Third- through eighth-grade students from Greenwood and Clark-Pleasant schools started taking the online, multiple-choice portion of ISTEP on Monday. All students at Greenwood were testing, assistant superintendent of learning Rick Ahlgrim said. Some of the Clark-Pleasant students took the exam, while others took a practice test that shows students what to expect on the real test, director of curriculum and instruction Cameron Rains said.

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