High school students in Indiana schools will soon face a new standardized test, but it’s exact characteristics are still undetermined.
Most of the legislation passed by the General Assembly last session goes into affect July 1.
The committee faces a tight deadline to come up with a replacement for the exam. The ISTEP+ will be repealed in July 2017.
The new ISTEP+ panel tasked with re-writing the state assessment is established and will meet for the first time May 24.
The 23-person panel was created by a law that calls for the elimination of the Indiana’s current standardized test known as ISTEP+.
The move in Wawasee comes less than a week after the Ft. Wayne Community School board also refused to pilot test questions.
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.
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.
Critics say revisions to the executive summary of an independent report change the tone.
How do road crews treat I-69 during bad weather and was an "independent" ISTEP investigation really independent?