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ISTEP testing to continue Thursday

Statement as issued Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Education:

INDIANAPOLIS – Based upon assurances made by CTB McGraw-Hill, the Indiana Department of Education will continue ISTEP+ testing for Hoosier schools tomorrow, Thursday, May 2. In order to minimize interruptions to students, the Department has again asked schools to reduce their daily testing load by approximately 50%.

Schools have reported minimal interruptions throughout the day and as of 3:45 PM, over 300,000 testing sessions were completed statewide Wednesday.

The Department of Education has maintained constant contact with schools throughout the state as they navigate through this difficult situation. The Department remains committed to working with schools to ensure that they have the time they need to guarantee all Hoosier students have the opportunity to take a fair test.

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