The state awarded a three-year, $43.4 million contract to a nonprofit assessment and research company Monday to design the replacement of the ISTEP exam.
Results from the 2017 ISTEP exam remain nearly unchanged after an overhaul of the standardized test caused pass rates to plummet two years ago.
ISTEP scores from Spring 2017 are scheduled to be released Wednesday. The standardized exam is used to calculate a school’s state A-to-F accountability grade.
The state outlines everything it wants and requires from the new test, and various vendors will submit a proposal to create the new assessment.
The Indiana Department of Education isn't certain yet how many students are affected at other schools.
Approximately 700 students used calculators on a portion of this year’s mathematics ISTEP+ exam where calculators were not permitted.
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.