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July 14, 2017

 

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Here’s What The State Wants From The New ISTEP Vendor

The state outlines everything it wants and requires from the new test, and various vendors will submit a proposal to create the new assessment.

June 23, 2017

 

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Board Of Animal Health Set To Begin Phase 2 Of Bovine TB Tests

The bacterial disease is prevalent in cattle and can be passed to humans. Two cases were confirmed in Franklin County last year.

June 21, 2017

 

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ISTEP Calculator Mix-Up Under Review At 20 Indiana Schools

The Indiana Department of Education isn't certain yet how many students are affected at other schools.

February 8, 2017

 

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For ISTEP Replacement, Lawmakers Skeptical Of State-Specific Test

Legislation that would replace the ISTEP exam with a new assessment got its first debate Tuesday at the Statehouse, but it’s unclear what the new exam will be.

January 10, 2017

 

Senate Republican Leadership, led by Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne), center, discuss the caucus' 2017 priorities.

Senate GOP Priorities: Road Funding, New ISTEP, Vaping Reform

The caucus’ top priorities include a long-term road funding plan, replacing the ISTEP test and addressing vaping liquid regulations.

December 14, 2016

 

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‘ISTEP’ Name May Change, But Test Itself May Not For 2 More Years

Indiana’s leading education lawmakers want to extend Pearson’s testing contract, to avoid rushing into a botched replacement for ISTEP+.

December 1, 2016

 

Last session, the General Assembly passed a bill eliminating the current ISTEP+ and saying the replacement must be in effect by spring 2018.

Once Again, Indiana Plans To Launch A New Assessment In A Year

Testing expert Ed Roeber encouraged the panel to spend at least two years creating and implementing the new assessment system, not rush into it like in 2014.

October 12, 2016

 

Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the Department of Education released a proposal for the state’s new testing system.

Ritz And The Department Of Education Propose New Testing System

Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the Department of Education released a proposal for the state’s new testing system.

September 13, 2016

 

Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, left, and Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, say statehouse Republicans will send a letter to the State Board of Education recommending Indiana write its own expectations for students.

Ed Dept. Seeks Proposals As Panel Still Develops Recommendations

With only two meetings left, some of the panel members are disappointed there won’t be time to have much influence over the new test.

January 20, 2015

 

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Bill Would Require High School Students To Pass Civics Exam

The House Education Committee held a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would require high school students to pass the 100-question civics exam before graduation.

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