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Ritz speaks to math educators

Ritz speaks to math educators

HAMMOND | Some students do poorly in mathematics because they don't read well, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said Friday during a region conference.

September 27, 2013 6:00 pm

ISTEP scores improve despite glitches

Despite computer glitches and online delays during the 2013 ISTEP+ test, the data indicates test scores continued to improve.

September 18, 2013 12:00 pm Related

Article on alleged Gary schools cheating is decried

Indiana Department of Education officials object to an article in the Sept. 30 Atlanta Journal-Constitution saying it ignored possible rampant cheating in Gary, and 82 other school districts, on the 2010 ISTEP-Plus test.

October 02, 2012 9:00 pm
Researcher: Ind. education reforms not likely to improve achievement

Researcher: Ind. education reforms not likely to improve achievement

A top education researcher at Indiana University says when the results of these reforms are analyzed in years to come, don't be surprised if student achievement is about the same as it was before the politicians shook up the system.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am
Bennett: Indiana leads nation in education reforms

Bennett: Indiana leads nation in education reforms

INDIANAPOLIS | State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett plans to focus on school quality and student achievement following legislative victories that saw enactment of nearly every education reform measure he's sought.

September 13, 2011 8:15 pm Related
School districts' ISTEP scores

School districts' ISTEP scores

This is a look at how Indiana's public school districts fared on the ISTEP+ exam. The Indiana Department of Education spreadsheet has been pared down to show just the percentage of students passing both the language arts and math portions of the test in 2010 and in 2011. The ranking (not pro…

July 15, 2011 7:45 am
Lake, Porter county schools show gains on ISTEP-Plus

Lake, Porter county schools show gains on ISTEP-Plus

Many schools in Lake and Porter counties showed gains on the state-mandated ISTEP-Plus exam given to students in third through eighth grade each spring.

July 12, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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Bennett doubts Ind. schools would cheat to improve test scores

INDIANAPOLIS | On the heels of a massive standardized test cheating scandal in Atlanta, Ga., state Superintendent Tony Bennett doubts Indiana school leaders would do anything similar to boost test scores.

July 12, 2011 2:45 pm
Daniels signs teacher merit pay into law

Daniels signs teacher merit pay into law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels took a victory lap Saturday celebrating passage of his entire education agenda during the 2011 legislative session.

April 30, 2011 12:15 pm Related
'ISTEP Lady' offers advice

'ISTEP Lady' offers advice

Elliott Elementary third-graders Melody Deering and Aidan Evans visit with the "ISTEP Lady" last week in preparation for the yearly standardized tests.

March 11, 2011 12:00 am
'ISTEP Lady' offers advice

'ISTEP Lady' offers advice

Elliott Elementary third-grader Jack Stork pays attention as the "ISTEP Lady" hands out items and offers her test-taking tips before students take the annual ISTEP tests last week.

March 11, 2011 12:00 am
'ISTEP Lady' offers advice

'ISTEP Lady' offers advice

MUNSTER | Students at Elliott Elementary School received a visit from the "ISTEP Lady" last week in preparation for the annual tests given to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders.

March 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Lawmakers outraged at 'school voucher' question on ISTEP test

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education is investigating a possible breach of ISTEP test security involving a question some state lawmakers say improperly promotes school vouchers.

March 04, 2011 12:00 am

College fair coming to high school

Westville and South Central high schools are sponsoring a college and career fair at the South Central, 9809 S. County Road 600 West in Union Mills.

March 03, 2011 12:00 am
Merrillville teachers lose weight for education

Merrillville teachers lose weight for education

MERRILLVILLE | As Pierce Middle School teachers and staff get fit with their own version of "The Biggest Loser," students also are in training to prepare for ISTEP-Plus.

February 19, 2011 12:00 am

Tests show algebra, English, biology deficiencies

Local schools had mixed results on the 2010 End-of-Course Assessments in English, math and biology, but the schools on probation in Lake County continued to show dismal results. For some districts, English scores were higher than the other two categories. Several schools also scored a perfec…

October 23, 2010 12:00 am

Local, state leaders support Lake Ridge schools

CALUMET TWP. | Local and state leaders stood on the grassy knoll in front of Lake Ridge Schools building Thursday to support the district's teachers and the improvements made in ISTEP-Plus testing this spring.

July 02, 2010 12:00 am
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