You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Indiana

  • Lawmaker to lead state workforce agency
    INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced a new commissioner Thursday for the Department of Workforce Development at a 26 percent pay increase.
  • Notre Dame Stadium work to begin in November
    The University of Notre Dame will begin work in November on a $400 million project that will expand the school’s football stadium and use it as a hub for new academic and student life buildings.
  • Online immunization registry passes milestone
    An Indiana State Department of Health website that allows people to download, print, email or fax family immunization records has reached a milestone.
Advertisement

New ISTEP glitches raise concern

INDIANAPOLIS – A spokesman for the ISTEP exam contractor says the company is confident it has adequate system capacity despite worries among some Indiana school officials about a rerun of last year’s computer troubles.

CTB/McGraw Hill spokesman Brian Belardi attributes the slowdowns this week on practice tests to increased security measures.

Zionsville schools technology officer Patti Bostwick told The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/1jTI7Lo) that students experienced computers freezing up Monday and Tuesday on the practice tests, but no problems were reported Wednesday.

A report found about 80,000 Indiana students had ISTEP exams interrupted last spring when CTB/McGraw Hill server glitches kicked them offline.

The Indiana Department of Education said it is working to ensure the ISTEP exams can start next week as scheduled.

Advertisement