ISTEP prep: Practice run readies system for annual exam

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Tatum Cowles, 10, is already nervous about taking the ISTEP+ next month without the added concern of computer glitches.

On Tuesday morning, Tatum and her fifth-grade classmates at Emerson Elementary School helped test the CTB/McGraw-Hill online testing service by logging on and running through practice questions.

The purpose of the test was to have a large number of students log on at the same time across the state to see if the server could handle the volume without problems.

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