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Know Thy Test: Six Essential Things To Know About Indiana's Statewide Exam

After months of preparation, high-stakes statewide testing season has kicked off in Indiana. On Monday, hundreds of thousands of children began taking the ISTEP, the state’s benchmark standardized test for students in Grades 3-8. So what’s at stake? What questions will students have to answer? As students break the seals on their test booklets and […]

Will Groups Opposing Statewide Testing Fizzle Or Flourish?

We’ve written about the small group of Indiana parents who plan to opt their children out of statewide standardized exams this Spring, fearing the testing is undermining their kids’ education. This small but vocal Indiana group may now have supporters in a state reputed for doing everything “bigger”: Texas, where The Texas Tribune reports there’s “a […]

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