Schools in south central Indiana are using a variety of methods to make up snow days from this winter, in preparation for the spring ISTEP+ tests.
Rather than extend the school year to make up for snow days, one district is tacking on e-learning days.
The Department of Education announced this week school districts can either add days to the end of the year or hours onto days to make up for canceled days.
Indiana schools that have cancelled class because of winter weather will be permitted to make up that time by adding hours to the school day.
The State Board of Education is considering allowing schools to adjust their calendars make up snow days hour-by-hour, rather than day-by-day.
A record number of school closures and delays this winter is causing parents and administrators to worry about the effects on student learning.
A snowy winter has caused local school districts to cancel a large-than-normal number of school days this year.