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ISTEP tests to resume at half test load on Wednesday

Indiana is ready to resume the online portion of the ISTEP+ exams, but at only half of the normal test load.

The Indiana Department of Education issued a statement Tuesday evening saying it's ready to resume the online tests Wednesday after two days of computer glitches, but it's asking schools to decrease their daily test load to 50 percent of normal levels until further notice.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz had ordered testing stopped Tuesday after some schools reported a second straight day of issues accessing the online portion.

The department says the resumption of testing is based on assurances by test vendor CTB McGraw Hill.

The department says it will work with schools to ensure they have the time they need to fairly administer the standardized proficiency tests.

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