Results of the 2013 ISTEP+ test indicate 73.5 percent of students statewide passed the standardized tests, an increase of about 2 percent from 2012.
As a state panel reviews Indiana's academic standards, it must make sure the standards meet federal definition of “college- and career-ready.”
A panel of state lawmakers will hear testimony Tuesday on what test Indiana students will take next as part of a review of the Common Core academic standards.
Indiana schools are still waiting for student scores on spring ISTEP tests. Typically, those would have come out in June.
The state-commissioned study from the Center for Assessment's Richard Hill caps a six-week review of more than 495,000 tests from across Indiana.
The testing expert the Department of Education hired after computer glitches ground ISTEP+ testing to a halt will testify to the validity of results Monday.
The Indiana Department of Education plans to seek at least $613,600 in damages from CTB/McGraw-Hill, the company in charge of the ISTEP exam.
The head of the company that administers Indiana’s online ISTEP exams will face questions from state lawmakers today about glitches that halted testing.
Six weeks after server problems caused widespread disruptions to the ISTEP, a New Hampshire based group will decide whether the test results are valid.
The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment will determine whether testing interruptions should invalidate ISTEP+ scores.