Ritz Says ISTEP Review To Look For Invalid Tests

Glenda Ritz says once testing is completed, the state will begin looking at how to make the system more efficient.

istep computers

Photo: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana

Technical glitches forced suspending ISTEP testing during the first few days.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz says there will be a review of whether some ISTEP exams are invalid after the testing window closes Friday.

Schools are completing the tests later than originally planned. The state extended the ISTEP testing deadline after problems with the online assessments forced schools around the state to suspend testing for two days earlier this month.

But Ritz says she is encouraged by how schools have bounced back. She adds that once testing is completed, the state will begin looking at how to make the system more efficient.

“I think one of the things that we can do next year to make sure we don’t have problems is to have the practice test all done at the same time and have the load of students on so we can see what the issues might be during the practice session,” Ritz says.

That was not done this year and technical glitches forced suspending ISTEP testing during the first few days. Ritz says the exams have gone smoothly since.

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search News

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

Follow us on Twitter

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Recent Education Stories

Recent Videos

Find Us on Facebook