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March 6, 2015

 

House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis. (Photo Credit: Brandon Smith/IPBS)

Senate State Board Bill Goes Deeper Than House Version

The Senate version of a bill to alter State Board of Education membership asks for more changes than its House counterpart.

March 3, 2015

 

Two national consultants recommend a series of quick steps to improve next yearâs ISTEP+ test. (Photo Credit: Kate Parker/Flickr)

How Can Indiana Improve the ISTEP+ Next Year?

Two national consultants laid out their plan for state leaders to ensure a smoother transition to the 2016 ISTEP+ test.

March 3, 2015

 

One in three students at Indianaâs public universities requires remedial help in math or English. (SIUE/Flickr)

One-Quarter of High School Students Enter College Unprepared

The annual Indiana College Readiness report says three-quarters of Hoosier high school students graduated ready for college-level work.

March 2, 2015

 

Edward Roeber, a national testing consultant hired through Gov. Penceâs executive order, presents his plan to shorten this yearâs ISTEP to the State Board of Education last month. (Photo Credit: Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana)

Read The Report Lawmakers Used To Shrink The Spring ISTEP+

Governor Mike Pence released the full report assembled by national consultants to help trim the spring ISTEP+ test.

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.

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