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+.
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.
State superintendent Glenda Ritz was one of two people on the 23-person ISTEP panel who voted against the final recommendation.
The 2016 ISTEP+ scores show the number of students passing the ISTEP+ decreased for the second year in a row.
The state’s ISTEP panel concluded its meetings Tuesday with a broad set of recommendations.
The pushback comes as top panel members have said Indiana will likely delay any changes until after spring 2018.
Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the Department of Education released a proposal for the state’s new testing system.
Testing expert Ed Roeber encouraged the panel to spend at least two years creating and implementing the new assessment system and not rush into it.
The Department of Education will release 2016 ISTEP data in the coming weeks before calculating A-F grades for schools, according to district officials.