(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Indiana state lawmakers say they will have a hearing to study the problems with this year's ISTEP+ test.
The Indiana Legislative Council met Thursday to decide which issues will be looked at during summer study committees, the Associated Press reports.
Schools statewide had to extend the online testing period and reduce the number of students taking the test at one time because of a glitch in the test provider CTB/McGraw Hill's servers earlier this month. As lawmakers seek answers, representatives from CTB/McGraw Hill, the Indiana Department of Education and school superintendents could be required to testify.
“It’s worthy of a strong look to get straight answers, to make sure we get to the bottom of it,” said House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) told the Associated Press.
Other issues that will get a look over the summer are land banks used to sell vacant property, how casino communities use their gaming revenues, and Common Core education standards.