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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

 

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh C.S.C. in his Hesburgh Library office

Former Notre Dame President Theodore Hesburgh Dies At 97

Hesburgh is credited with transforming Notre Dame from a small Catholic college to an academic and religious powerhouse

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 26, 2015

 

Should kindergarten be mandatory for Hoosier kids? (Photo Credit: woodleywonderworks/Flickr)

Mandatory Kindergarten Falls Off Legislative Docket

Lawmakers and educators are divided about whether Indiana should mandate kindergarten for all students.

February 25, 2015

 

If enough students opt out of the ISTEP+ test, it can affect school accountability grades, teacher evaluations and teacher pay.

What Happens If Kids Opt Out of ISTEP+?

Schools can face a series of indirect sanctions if enough parents decide to opt their students out of the annual ISTEP+ test.

February 25, 2015

 

Greg Goodnight

Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Goodnight On School Funding Formula

Mayor Greg Goodnight explains why he doesn't think changes to the school funding formula will benefit Kokomo schools.

February 24, 2015

 

House of Representatives

Education Funding Splits House Budget Vote Along Party Lines

Democrats voted against the budget, saying changes to the state's education funding formula will hurt many public schools.

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