Glenda Ritz says once testing is completed, the state will begin looking at how to make the system more efficient.
Vigo County's request to reduce the number of students taking the ISTEP+ this year was denied.
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.