Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the Department of Education released a proposal for the state’s new testing system.
Testing expert Ed Roeber encouraged the panel to spend at least two years creating and implementing the new assessment system and not rush into it.
The Department of Education will release 2016 ISTEP data in the coming weeks before calculating A-F grades for schools, according to district officials.
With only two meetings left, some of the panel members are disappointed there won’t be time to have much influence over the new test.
State superintendent Glenda Ritz says the state is seeking $4 million in damages from the state’s former testing vendor.
High school students in Indiana schools will soon face a new standardized test, but it’s exact characteristics are still undetermined.
Most of the legislation passed by the General Assembly last session goes into affect July 1.
The committee faces a tight deadline to come up with a replacement for the exam. The ISTEP+ will be repealed in July 2017.
The new ISTEP+ panel tasked with re-writing the state assessment is established and will meet for the first time May 24.
The 23-person panel was created by a law that calls for the elimination of the Indiana’s current standardized test known as ISTEP+.