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January 12, 2017

 

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Bill Filed To Repeal ISTEP With Yet-To-Be Decided Replacement Test

Proposed legislation would end the state’s controversial ISTEP+ exam in 2018 and pave the way for a yet-to-be determined replacement.

January 10, 2017

 

Senate Republican Leadership, led by Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne), center, discuss the caucus' 2017 priorities.

Senate GOP Priorities: Road Funding, New ISTEP, Vaping Reform

The caucus’ top priorities include a long-term road funding plan, replacing the ISTEP test and addressing vaping liquid regulations.

December 23, 2016

 

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Wayne Township Teachers Donating Small State Bonuses

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.

December 20, 2016

 

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Loogootee Schools Rank In Top 10 For Highest Teacher Bonuses

Loogootee is a low-income school corporation, but the other nine school corporations are in some of the wealthiest communities in Indiana.

December 14, 2016

 

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‘ISTEP’ Name May Change, But Test Itself May Not For 2 More Years

Indiana’s leading education lawmakers want to extend Pearson’s testing contract, to avoid rushing into a botched replacement for ISTEP+.

December 1, 2016

 

Last session, the General Assembly passed a bill eliminating the current ISTEP+ and saying the replacement must be in effect by spring 2018.

Once Again, Indiana Plans To Launch A New Assessment In A Year

Testing expert Ed Roeber encouraged the panel to spend at least two years creating and implementing the new assessment system, not rush into it like in 2014.

November 29, 2016

 

Glenda Ritz is the Democratic candidate for Superintendent for Public Instruction.

ISTEP+ Panel Submits Recommendations For Writing New Test

State superintendent Glenda Ritz was one of two people on the 23-person ISTEP panel who voted against the final recommendation.

November 17, 2016

 

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ISTEP Scores Drop For Second Year In A Row

The 2016 ISTEP+ scores show the number of students passing the ISTEP+ decreased for the second year in a row.

November 15, 2016

 

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

ISTEP Panel Finishes Broad Plan To Submit To Legislature

The state’s ISTEP panel concluded its meetings Tuesday with a broad set of recommendations.

October 28, 2016

 

Superintendents Pen Letter Demanding Action On ISTEP Replacement

The pushback comes as top panel members have said Indiana will likely delay any changes until after spring 2018.

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