The new test would be in place by 2019. But critics note the state has not yet picked a test.
More students took the test this year, 1,575, which may have had an impact on the passing rate.
Indiana schools preparing for next week’s spring ISTEP+ test reported problems with an online practice exam today.
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.
An Indiana Senate Democrat says Senator Brandt Hershman’s education initiative could come at the expense of disadvantaged schools.
The photo ID requirement is intended to stop cheating on the tests.