Ft. Wayne Community Schools refused a request from the DOE to pilot test questions for next year’s ISTEP+, saying it would add unnecessary testing.
The State Board of Education voted to move forward with a new A-F grading system that will factor in student growth on the state’s assessment.
The bill contains controversial language about collective bargaining for teachers and school vouchers.
Legislation on its way to the governor gets rid of ISTEP by 2017 and assembles a committee to create a replacement.
The Commission for Higher Education has until December to establish the selection process for who gets the scholarship.
Language from a previous bill that expands the voucher programs is still alive in the General Assembly.
Dual credit teachers without a master's degree in their content area need to get additional schooling by 2017.
The bill, which would have allowed superintendents to give teachers raises without negotiating with the teacher’s union, was killed in the Senate.
Last year, Indiana lawmakers rewrote the rules for how they give money to their public schools.
This bill narrowly passed out of the Senate, 26-24, meaning it’s one of the few bills where legislators are voting across party lines.