As Indiana lawmakers work to create a new standardized test, many indicate they’d be open to removing student test scores from teacher evaluations.
The new test would be in place by 2019. But critics note the state has not yet picked a test.
State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick asked a Senate education committee Wednesday to extend the timeline for creating a test to replace ISTEP+.
The Indiana House passed legislation Monday to replace the ISTEP exam starting in the 2018-19 school year.
Legislation that would replace the ISTEP exam with a new assessment got its first debate Tuesday at the Statehouse, but it’s unclear what the new exam will be.
Proposed legislation would end the state’s controversial ISTEP+ exam in 2018 and pave the way for a yet-to-be determined replacement.
The caucus’ top priorities include a long-term road funding plan, replacing the ISTEP test and addressing vaping liquid regulations.
The state uses a formula to decide how much money each school district receives to award bonuses to all teachers rated effective or highly effective.
Loogootee is a low-income school corporation, but the other nine school corporations are in some of the wealthiest communities in Indiana.
Indiana’s leading education lawmakers want to extend Pearson’s testing contract, to avoid rushing into a botched replacement for ISTEP+.