INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - As statewide ISTEP testing began on Monday, so too did technical issues.
Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) experienced problems accessing the online test, IPS spokesman John T. Althardt said Monday afternoon.
IPS was encouraging schools to suspend testing on Monday if they were able to. However, some schools may have to continue because of student schedules.
"Schools are reporting difficulty logging students into the online test and there have been reports of the test freezing or kicking users out of the program. This is not normal," Althardt said in a news release.
IPS has asked the Indiana Department of Education for extra testing time.
Other schools around the states were reportedly having issues. Multiple people called to report issues at schools, and IPS officials said schools in Elkhart, South Bend and Evansville had contacted them about problems.
DOE officials did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
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