The transition team consists of many public school principals, superintendents and leaders in higher education.
Testing expert Ed Roeber encouraged the panel to spend at least two years creating and implementing the new assessment system, not rush into it like in 2014.
Thursday's 7-2 vote to approve splitting the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus is pending approval Dec. 16 by Purdue University trustees.
The IU Board of Trustees could vote on a change of governance for IPFW, which could mean a split between IU and Purdue.
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for education secretary, has overseen large political donations to one Indianapolis-based organization.
The $45 million Academic Health Sciences Building is scheduled to be complete by 2020.
State superintendent Glenda Ritz was one of two people on the 23-person ISTEP panel who voted against the final recommendation.
The percentage of students with passing scores on the 2016 ISTEP dipped statewide.
The ISTEP panel will issue its final recommendation on how to re-write the state assessment.
Officials say Purdue University labs recycled 2,000 pounds of gloves in the first year the RightCycle program was implemented.