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CTB/McGraw Hill gets Indiana deal to replace GED

INDIANAPOLIS – The company blamed for online testing glitches during last spring’s ISTEP tests is getting a new Indiana contract to replace the General Educational Development test.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development announced Wednesday the state next year will begin using an exam called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion from CTB/McGraw-Hill. The agency didn’t reveal the cost of the contract.

It says the new assessment will ensure Indiana offers a high school equivalency test that’s affordable, accessible and meets employer demand.

An Indiana Department of Education report last month said nearly 80,000 students in third through eighth grades had their ISTEP exam interrupted at least once when CTB/McGraw Hill computer glitches kicked them offline during the spring testing period.

The new exam will be offered in both paper and computer-based formats.