Indianapolis Schools Encounter More ISTEP Glitches

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Indianapolis students trying to complete standardized tests that already have been delayed by technical issues have encountered more problems.
 
  Indianapolis Public Schools spokesman John Althardt says the district experienced a disruption in testing Monday and had to suspend the exam until the system came back online around noon.
 
  Schools across the state were forced to suspend testing earlier this month after test administrator CTB/McGraw-Hill experienced problems. Computer screens froze and forced many students to log in repeatedly.
 
  The disruptions have raised concerns about the validity of this year’s scores. Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz says the state will meet with CTB/McGraw-Hill and may have a third party weigh in. 
 
  CTB/McGraw Hill has a $95 million contract with the state.