Glitch kicks thousands of state’s students out while in test


Zach Spicer, The Tribune/ Seymour Community Schools Director of Technology Brian Rodman works in his office on Monday.

About 27,000 Hoosier students taking online ISTEP+ exams Monday found themselves repeatedly kicked out of the test or locked out entirely, local and state school officials said.

Some districts in the state suspended testing for the day while others, including Browntown Central and Seymour Community Schools, plugged away.

A spokesman for the Indiana Department of Education said the vendor — CTB McGraw Hill of Carol Stream, Ill. — expected to resolve what was described as a server issue in time for testing to resume this morning.

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