Lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Eric Holcomb that would replace the much derided ISTEP test with a new standarized exam in 2019.
An Indiana Senate Democrat says Senator Brandt Hershman’s education initiative could come at the expense of disadvantaged schools.
Some of the new I-STEP testing requirements could affect how a school is evaluated on the state level.
The IDOE collected I-STEP attendance data to help determine whether some schools should be shut down because of poor performance.
I-Step scores show continued improvement in 2011.
The Indiana Department of Education hopes to make I-Step testing all online by 2014.