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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 11, 2015

 

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Unpacking What ‘College And Career Ready’ Really Means

Indiana is one of a handful of states pushing for "college and career ready" academic standards. What does that phrase actually mean?

March 10, 2015

 

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Indiana Colleges Appear On Best Graduate Schools Ranking

A selection of Indiana graduate schools have ranked nationally on an annual list from U.S. News and World Report.

March 9, 2015

 

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Questions Raised Over Security Of ISTEP+ Test Items

Despite several obstacles, the ISTEP+ testing window is open, but concerns are now being voiced about the security of test items.

March 7, 2015

 

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Ivy Tech Student Receives ‘Student Of The Year’ Award

Ivy Tech student and Bloomington McDonald's general manager LJ Gearhart is receiving a national award from the American Council on Education.

March 6, 2015

 

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Statehouse Update: Right To Try On Hold, Vaping Bill Gets OK

One Senate committee this week approved a bill regulating the state’s vaping industry while another held off on legislation aimed at helping the terminally ill.

March 6, 2015

 

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How Can We Reduce Student Debt? IU Uses A Letter

The legislature is considering a bill that would notify students taking out student loans annual updates on their debt.

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.

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