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April 26, 2016

 

The 23-person panel– created by a law that calls for the elimination of the Indiana’s current standardized test known as ISTEP+– will be made up of lawmakers, state agency heads, educators, business leaders, parents and teachers union representatives.

First Appointments Made For ISTEP+ Review Panel

The 23-person panel was created by a law that calls for the elimination of the Indiana’s current standardized test known as ISTEP+.

March 23, 2016

 

Every year, Indiana students take ISTEP+ exams during two spring testing windows.

Wawasee School Officials Refuse To Pilot ISTEP+ Questions

The move in Wawasee comes less than a week after the Ft. Wayne Community School board also refused to pilot test questions.

March 22, 2016

 

Gov. Pence signed HEA 1395 at Eagle Elementary School in Zionsville. The law gets rid of ISTEP+ by 2017 and creates a committee that will determine the replacement.

Pence Signs Bill Scrapping ISTEP

The General Assembly passed HB 1395, which scraps the ISTEP+ by July 1, 2017 and replace it with a new assessment that students will take in Spring 2018.

February 23, 2016

 

(Photo Credit: Alex McCall/WFIU News)

Senate Passes Two Ed Bills, Tabling Controversial Third

A teacher mentoring program bill passes, ISTEP+ re-scoring is off the table, and a bill about collective bargaining rights will get a third reading soon.

February 17, 2016

 

The SBOE commissioned a validity study of the 2015 ISTEP+, but the executive director of the SBOE made comments suggesting changes to the report.

Independence Of ISTEP Validity Study Called Into Question

Critics say revisions to the executive summary of an independent report change the tone.

February 17, 2016

 

69 South sign

Headlines: Feb. 17, 2016

How do road crews treat I-69 during bad weather and was an "independent" ISTEP investigation really independent?

February 10, 2016

 

Glenda Ritz

Ritz Calls For Pause On School Voucher Expansion

State superintendent Glenda Ritz is asking state lawmakers to study the state’s voucher program in the second half of this 2016 General Assembly.

February 3, 2016

 

Two national consultants recommend a series of quick steps to improve next year’s ISTEP+ test. (Photo Credit: Kate Parker/Flickr)

ISTEP+ Exam Could Be Dead Under Bill Advancing From House

The bill would create a commission to evaluate Indiana’s system for measuring K-12 performance.

January 26, 2016

 

State Board of Education members Byron Ernest (left) and Eddie Melton listen to presentations during the board’s July meeting. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

State Board Releases ‘Hold Harmless’ A-F Grades

Nearly 57 percent of all Indiana schools were given an A and only about nine percent of schools earned a D or F.

January 22, 2016

 

Two national consultants recommend a series of quick steps to improve next year’s ISTEP+ test. (Photo Credit: Kate Parker/Flickr)

Pence Signs Bills Helping Teachers, Schools With ISTEP

Before signing the bills Pence acknowledged that Ritz anticipated the dip and was the first to come up with a solution for shielding schools and teachers.

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