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Amid ISTEP+ ‘Fiasco’, Legislators Call For New Assessment

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Accountability and the future of Indiana’s assessment system will be major priorities during the 2016 legislative session, as issues with the ISTEP+ continue to surface. At a legislative conference Wednesday, House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said the legislature will consider dumping ISTEP+ and restart a dialogue that began last session when Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, suggested […]

Preliminary A-F Data Shows Huge Increase In Failing Schools

Updated 5:01 p.m. In preliminary numbers compiled by State Board of Education staff, 17 percent of Indiana’s K-12 schools will be considered failing under the state’s A-F accountability system. Last year, 4 percent of schools were considered failing. StateImpact obtained the summary sent to State Board of Education members, but these data haven’t been made public. […]

Diploma Discussion: What Concerns Do You Have For Special Ed Kids?

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Indiana policymakers are focusing a lot of their attention lately on the different diploma options offered to Hoosier high school students. After the original draft for new choices came down from a committee of educators and business leaders, members of the public had a lot to say about he proposed changes – so much so that the State […]

How A Policy Change Could Impact Dual Credit Offerings

A panel of educators, lawmakers and higher education officials met Tuesday to discuss how to deal with an impending policy change that one K-12 leader said will “decimate” the dual credit options for high school students. The panel is trying to find solutions and calculate the impact of the new rules, such as how many teachers would […]

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