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February 27, 2015

 

Growth and performance calculations play a large part in schools' A-F accountability grades. (Photo Credit: Anna Nikkanen/Flickr)

Calculation Concerns Dominate Public A-F Talks

State Board of Education members heard many concerns this week over how school growth and performance are calculated to form A-F grades.

February 26, 2015

 

Republican Governor Mike Pence (Photo Credit: The Heritage Foundation/Flickr)

Halftime Report: How Is The General Assembly Doing So Far?

Two of the state's top leaders reflect on the progress of various education initiatives during the 2015 legislative session.

February 17, 2015

 

The House Republican caucus released its budget proposal Monday afternoon.

House GOP Budget Would Change How Schools Are Funded

The House GOP budget proposal makes some major changes to the way school funding is calculated.

February 17, 2015

 

House Speaker Brian Bosma introduced a resolution in the House Tuesday to reassure schools that legislators will take prescribed steps to shorten the spring ISTEP+ test. (Photo Credit: Gretchen Frazee/WTIU)

General Assembly Moving Quickly To Shorten Spring ISTEP+

The General Assembly is taking steps to speed up the process of approving proposed ISTEP+ changes.

February 16, 2015

 

Superintendent Glenda Ritz appears at a rally on her behalf at the statehouse. (Photo Credit: Gretchen Frazee/WTIU)

Ritz Supporters Rally Monday At Statehouse

A group of parents, educators and supporters of State Superintendent Glenda Ritz plan to gather at the Statehouse in Indianapolis Monday afternoon.

February 16, 2015

 

The State Board of Education held a special meeting last week to discuss changes to the spring ISTEP+ test.

What’s The Latest With ISTEP+?

Get caught up on the latest ISTEP+ news with clips from Noon Edition and Indiana Newsdesk.

February 13, 2015

 

Indiana lawmakers are in the process of hearing a number of new education proposals. (Photo Credit: Brian Turner/Flickr)

Simplifying Legislation In This “Education Session”

Confused by all of the different education measures up for discussion this legislative session? Keep track with our handy guide.

February 12, 2015

 

Indiana's State Board of Education meets Friday to discuss spring ISTEP+ testing. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

State Board Meets Friday To Discuss ISTEP+ Possibilities

The State Board of Education meets Friday following outcry over the length of this spring's ISTEP+ test.

February 12, 2015

 

This is the second time tech troubles have plagued Indiana students during ISTEP+ stress this year. (Photo Credit: WSU Vancouver/Flickr)

More Issues During Second Round of ISTEP+ Stress Tests

A second round of online readiness tests for the spring ISTEP+ exam broke down Thursday morning.

February 9, 2015

 

Pence signed an executive order shortening the length of this yearâs ISTEP+ test. (Photo Credit: Gretchen Frazee/WTIU)

Pence Signs Executive Order Shortening 2015 ISTEP+

Responding to criticism about the length of this year's ISTEP+, Governor Pence has signed an executive order to shorten the statewide test.

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