To make up for two days of suspended testing, the state is extending the testing window an extra three days.
The Indiana Department of Education says the decision to resume testing was made based upon assurances made by the company which administers the test.
The testing period for students taking the test online will be extended by three days.
One scholar at a think tank that generally supports the increased testing says it’s time to address the claims of the “typical anti-test crowd” head-on.
Ritz found support from the crowd about changing school testing in Indiana.
One in five of the private schools in Indiana’s new school voucher program had a passing percentage on this year’s ISTEP+ exam lower than the statewide average.
Scores from the Monroe County Community Schools Corporation were several percentage points higher than the statewide average.
71 percent of Indiana students passed both the math and English portions of this year’s ISTEP+ exam.
ISTEP scores for Indiana students will be released Tuesday morning.
The testing vendor CTB/ McGraw-Hill has updated the testing software and server that is used for the test.