This is a copy of the Indiana Department of Education's contract with CTB/McGraw Hill for ISTEP+ services. See page 5 for the financial penalties agreed to by the company and the state.
Given the political push back and legislative discussion over the Common Core Standards touted by former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett and endorsed by many teachers in the region, it does not look like there will be changes to the ISTEP-Plus test anytime soon.
HAMMOND | Lincoln Elementary School is Hammond is focused on success. In preparation for the State ISTEP+ tests beginning this week, the Lincoln staff made an inspirational video followed by their own version of the Harlem Shake at the end.
As region schools await testing for ISTEP-Plus and End-of-Course Assessment exams, several showed improvement in 2012 standardized testing.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana school districts could receive a $500 per student bonus under a plan to reward the state's highest-performing schools with additional funding.
ISTEP-Plus testing begins next week for students in grades three through eight across Indiana. This is the first year third-graders will take a new reading test that will determine whether they move on to fourth grade.
GARY | On January 20, Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Team Leader Lisa Garrett, dressed up as the 'Istep+ Lady' to inform the third grade students about the English/LA and Math requirements for the upcoming ISTEP+ Test.
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