(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Nearly 1,400 ISTEP+ test scores are being invalidated by the Indiana Department of Education because of technical errors.
About 78,000 students across the state were interrupted during online testing this past Spring because of server issues at CTB McGraw-Hill, the company the state hired to oversee the ISTEP test. The Indiana Department of Education is seeking at least $613,600 in damages from CTB McGraw-Hill.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz ordered 1,388 tests to be invalidated during Wednesday’s Indiana Board of Education meeting, the Indiana Business Journal reports. Ritz said students will receive results, but some exam reports will clearly indicate that the results are tainted and whether the results are invalid.
IDOE spokesman Daniel Altman has been quoted in reports saying that Monday, September 9 is a “target date” to release the ISTEP scores. The release date has been delayed at least twice as the state has been investigating the problem.