Indiana schools gearing up to administer the spring ISTEP+ test are worried computer problems could again disrupt students’ exams.
A proposal to let voucher-accepting private schools opt out of the state's ISTEP+ test fizzled in committee Wednesday.
A study released in September shows girls of Indiana lagging behind boys on science and math scores in high school.
Results of the 2013 ISTEP+ test indicate 73.5 percent of students statewide passed the standardized tests, an increase of about 2 percent from 2012.
As a state panel reviews Indiana's academic standards, it must make sure the standards meet federal definition of “college- and career-ready.”
A panel of state lawmakers will hear testimony Tuesday on what test Indiana students will take next as part of a review of the Common Core academic standards.
Indiana schools are still waiting for student scores on spring ISTEP tests. Typically, those would have come out in June.
The state-commissioned study from the Center for Assessment's Richard Hill caps a six-week review of more than 495,000 tests from across Indiana.
The testing expert the Department of Education hired after computer glitches ground ISTEP+ testing to a halt will testify to the validity of results Monday.
The Indiana Department of Education plans to seek at least $613,600 in damages from CTB/McGraw-Hill, the company in charge of the ISTEP exam.