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State releases ISTEP-Plus scores

State releases ISTEP-Plus scores

The Indiana Department of Education released statewide 2014 ISTEP-Plus scores that show continued improvement in schools across Northwest Indiana and the state. 

August 03, 2014 11:01 pm Related
New measure to grade schools clears first hurdle

New measure to grade schools clears first hurdle

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education reluctantly approved the framework of a new A-F school grading system Wednesday to meet a legal deadline, but members insisted there remains much work to be done before the revised accountability model is ready to be used.

November 13, 2013 1:20 pm Photos

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State education board trying to bypass Ritz on school grades

State education board trying to bypass Ritz on school grades

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-appointed State Board of Education appears ready to ignore state law concerning A-F school grades in its latest attempt to circumvent Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction.

October 21, 2013 1:56 pm Related
Ritz favors personalized test for ISTEP+ replacement

Ritz favors personalized test for ISTEP+ replacement

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's schools chief told state lawmakers Tuesday they should choose an adaptive testing model, where online questions increase or decrease in difficulty based on a student's prior answers, to replace the ISTEP+ standardized exam.

September 10, 2013 4:00 pm

Pence withdraws Indiana from new multi-state test, commits to ISTEP+

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana will continue designing and managing the standardized tests administered to Hoosier students after Republican Gov. Mike Pence filed notice Monday that the state intends to withdraw from a multi-state testing consortium.

July 29, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Analyst finds no negative effects from ISTEP interruptions

INDIANAPOLIS | Students whose ISTEP-Plus standardized tests were interrupted in April due to vendor computer errors performed as well as, and in some cases better than, students who were not interrupted, according to an independent analysis released Monday.

July 29, 2013 12:00 pm Related

Test company president apologizes for ISTEP+ interruptions

INDIANAPOLIS | The president of CTB/McGraw Hill, the company that administers the annual ISTEP+ standardized exams, repeatedly apologized to a panel of Indiana lawmakers Friday for technology problems that interrupted testing for thousands of Hoosier students.

June 21, 2013 7:30 pm
ISTEP+ vendor to tell lawmakers what went wrong

ISTEP+ vendor to tell lawmakers what went wrong

INDIANAPOLIS | Three top executives from CTB/McGraw Hill, the company that administers the annual ISTEP+ standardized exams, are expected to explain to state lawmakers Friday why at least 78,269 Hoosier students experienced test interruptions in April and May.

June 20, 2013 7:00 pm Related

Interrupted ISTEP+ test results to get independent review

INDIANAPOLIS | A New Hampshire testing expert will determine the validity of results on Indiana's recent ISTEP+ standardized exam that saw nearly one in six student tests interrupted due to computer server problems at CTB-McGraw Hill, the test administrator.

June 10, 2013 11:45 am
Lawmakers want answers from ISTEP+ test vendor

Lawmakers want answers from ISTEP+ test vendor

INDIANAPOLIS | The company that administers the annual ISTEP+ standardized test in Hoosier schools will be asked to explain why its online system repeatedly crashed during the April-May student exam period.

May 23, 2013 1:00 pm Related
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