Testing running smoothly

Online testing of area students seemed to be running smoothly again tThursday.

Students were encountering no problems at Emerson Elementary School in Seymour or at Crothersville Community Schools as they logged online with CTB/McGraw-Hill to take the ISTEP+ test, school employees said.

"Our ISTEP testing is going well," Emerson Principal Julie Kelly said around 11:30 a.m. "We're still going at half capacity."

Much the same was found in Crothersville.

"We're doing fine," Crothersville Superintendent Terry Goodin said around 11 a.m. "We'll be done on time. The original window was to close May 10, and we'll be done way before the 10th." That May 10 deadline has been extended to May 15.

The school has 243 students in grades three through eight taking statewide exam this week.

"The majority have taken the  test," Goodin said. "We'll be done and complete by Tuesday."

Crothersville has encountered few problems with its test-taking this week, unlike many other schools in Jackson County and across the state.

Problems with McGraw-Hill servers brought testing to standstill at times on Monday and Tuesday.

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