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GOP leaders preparing to ditch Common Core

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are likely to permanently halt the three-year-old implementation of Common Core educational standards next year, after a one-year "pause" did nothing to convince a vocal minority of Hoosiers the federal government isn't taking over their local schools.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am Related
Study finds Hoosier girls face more hurdles than peers elsewhere

Study finds Hoosier girls face more hurdles than peers elsewhere

INDIANAPOLIS | The carefree childhood always has been more aspirational than actual for many, and a new analysis finds girls growing up in Indiana often have a harder time than girls living elsewhere.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am Related

ISTEP+ scores could be released in late August or early September

Parents and educators alike continue to wait for the 2013 ISTEP+ scores to be released.

August 08, 2013 6:30 pm

ISTEP+ validity report expected soon

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers should know by the end of the month how many student standardized test scores were rendered invalid due to at least 78,269 ISTEP+ test interruptions caused by computer server capacity problems at the testing company.

July 19, 2013 2:00 pm
Indiana's contract for ISTEP+ services

Indiana's contract for ISTEP+ services

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.

May 02, 2013 12:00 am
ISTEP-Plus likely to be around for a while

ISTEP-Plus likely to be around for a while

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.

April 04, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Lincoln Elementary School fosued on success, makes inspirational video

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.

March 04, 2013 2:16 pm

Some region schools improve ECA scores in 2012

As region schools await testing for ISTEP-Plus and End-of-Course Assessment exams, several showed improvement in 2012 standardized testing.

February 12, 2013 7:09 pm Related

Legislator touts performance bonus for state's best schools

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.

June 25, 2012 6:59 pm
Students begin ISTEP-Plus testing next week

Students begin ISTEP-Plus testing next week

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.

March 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Istep+ Lady inspires students to excel

Istep+ Lady inspires students to excel

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.

January 20, 2012 11:33 am
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