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August 9, 2016

 

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ISTEP+ Panel Explores Options For New High School Test

High school students in Indiana schools will soon face a new standardized test, but it’s exact characteristics are still undetermined.

June 30, 2016

 

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What Education Laws Go Into Effect July 1?

Most of the legislation passed by the General Assembly last session goes into affect July 1.

May 24, 2016

 

The 23-person panel– created by a law that calls for the elimination of the Indiana’s current standardized test known as ISTEP+– will be made up of lawmakers, state agency heads, educators, business leaders, parents and teachers union representatives.

ISTEP Panel Worried About Short Deadline For Re-Writing Test

The committee faces a tight deadline to come up with a replacement for the exam. The ISTEP+ will be repealed in July 2017.

May 13, 2016

 

Ayana Wilson-Coles is the only classroom teacher on the new ISTEP+ panel that teaches a grade where students take ISTEP+. The panel is tasked with re-writing the state assessment, and meets for the first time May 24.

Educators On New ISTEP Panel Want Equity And Consistency

The new ISTEP+ panel tasked with re-writing the state assessment is established and will meet for the first time May 24.

April 26, 2016

 

The 23-person panel– created by a law that calls for the elimination of the Indiana’s current standardized test known as ISTEP+– will be made up of lawmakers, state agency heads, educators, business leaders, parents and teachers union representatives.

First Appointments Made For ISTEP+ Review Panel

The 23-person panel was created by a law that calls for the elimination of the Indiana’s current standardized test known as ISTEP+.

March 23, 2016

 

Every year, Indiana students take ISTEP+ exams during two spring testing windows.

Wawasee School Officials Refuse To Pilot ISTEP+ Questions

The move in Wawasee comes less than a week after the Ft. Wayne Community School board also refused to pilot test questions.

March 22, 2016

 

Gov. Pence signed HEA 1395 at Eagle Elementary School in Zionsville. The law gets rid of ISTEP+ by 2017 and creates a committee that will determine the replacement.

Pence Signs Bill Scrapping ISTEP

The General Assembly passed HB 1395, which scraps the ISTEP+ by July 1, 2017 and replace it with a new assessment that students will take in Spring 2018.

February 23, 2016

 

(Photo Credit: Alex McCall/WFIU News)

Senate Passes Two Ed Bills, Tabling Controversial Third

A teacher mentoring program bill passes, ISTEP+ re-scoring is off the table, and a bill about collective bargaining rights will get a third reading soon.

February 17, 2016

 

The SBOE commissioned a validity study of the 2015 ISTEP+, but the executive director of the SBOE made comments suggesting changes to the report.

Independence Of ISTEP Validity Study Called Into Question

Critics say revisions to the executive summary of an independent report change the tone.

February 17, 2016

 

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Headlines: Feb. 17, 2016

How do road crews treat I-69 during bad weather and was an "independent" ISTEP investigation really independent?

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