INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - ISTEP online testing is now suspended for a second day.
The decision was made by the Department of Education after several schools in Indiana reported experiencing difficulties Tuesday morning.
Glenda Ritz, Indiana's Superintendent of Public Instruction said in a release that she is greatly disappointed and finds the interruptions frustrating and unacceptable.
Ritz said between 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday, more than 150,000 test sessions were completed. The problems began around 11:15 a.m.
John T. Althardt, director of School and Community Relations at Indianapolis Public Schools says the problems are similar to disruptions the district encountered Monday.
On Monday, workers for CTB-McGraw Hill, the testing company, worked to fix the bugs in the system. Then on Tuesday, glitches slowed the testing statewide.
Althardt says the district put their servers through stress testing in April to ensure the district could handle the online demand of the ISTEP testing requirements. That testing was successful.
Officials say they believe the testing will be able to continue tomorrow.
"I'm frustrated," said Brenda Craig
Craig's grandson is in third grade and he is anxious to finish the testing.
The testing window for online testing has been extended by three days due to Monday's problems. Schools now have until May 15 to complete the testing. The testing deadline for paper tests is still May 8 since it wasn't affected.
CTB McGraw Hill told the Indiana Department of Education that testing results will be delivered on time despite the server glitch on Monday.
Calls to CTB-McGraw Hill were not returned Tuesday afternoon.
Police dispatchers in Hancock County say two medical helicopters were called to the scene of a crash late Wednesday night.
SWAT members were called to the city's northwest side Wednesday night.
In the wake of tornadoes that ravaged towns like Kokomo, Hoosiers now have another concern.