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March 17, 2015

 

Summer preschool students in Jackson County work with their teacher in the classroom. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Jackson County Gets Up To Speed For Fall Pre-K Pilot Launch

Jackson County, the only pre-k pilot participant that chose not to launch in January, is still finalizing preparations for the full fall program.

March 16, 2015

 

Seventy-one providers in the four participating counties are currently serving a cohort of 415 children. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

On My Way Pre-K Progress Reports & Preparations

Preschool leaders in Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties are preparing for the full launch of the state's On My Way Pre-K pilot in September.

March 13, 2015

 

Indiana education leaders are looking to enter into a new contract for the ISTEP+ test. (Photo Credit: thinkpanama/Flickr)

Here’s How The State Selects A New ISTEP+ Vendor

State officials are in the midst of finalizing their choice for a test vendor through 2017.

March 12, 2015

 

State Board of Education member Sarah OâBrien (left) says the estimated cost for the upcoming ISTEP+ tests concerns her. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

How Much Will Next Year’s ISTEP+ Cost?

State officials estimate the cost of contracts drawn up for next year's ISTEP+ test at $133 million, which concerns some State Board of Education members.

March 11, 2015

 

State Board members Cari Whicker, left, and Brad Oliver listen during a meeting. (Photo Credit: Elle Moxley/StateImpact Indiana)

Statewide Assessment Decisions To Test State Board Thursday

Standardized testing is sure to dominate talks at Indiana's State Board of Education meeting Thursday in Indianapolis.

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.

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