Six weeks after server problems caused widespread disruptions to the ISTEP, a New Hampshire based group will decide whether the test results are valid.
The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment will determine whether testing interruptions should invalidate ISTEP+ scores.
About 86 percent of Indiana third graders passed a statewide reading exam in March that will allow them to advance to fourth grade.
Glenda Ritz says once testing is completed, the state will begin looking at how to make the system more efficient.
A new initiative is underway to encourage Hoosier elementary students to read more.
State school superintendent Glenda Ritz will ask the State Board of Education next month to make it a last-resort option for schools.
To make up for two days of suspended testing, the state is extending the testing window an extra three days.
Ritz found support from the crowd about changing school testing in Indiana.
Members of both parties are uniting behind a single message: the current school accountability system does not make sense.
While the governor and the state superintendent differ on the specifics of career education, they agree it should be a priority.