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.
The caucus’ top priorities include a long-term road funding plan, replacing the ISTEP test and addressing vaping liquid regulations.
Indiana’s leading education lawmakers want to extend Pearson’s testing contract, to avoid rushing into a botched replacement for ISTEP+.
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.
Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the Department of Education released a proposal for the state’s new testing system.
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.
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.
A group of Indiana lawmakers meet today to discuss how the State will test students in the future.
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.