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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.

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State Board of Education pushes school grade release to December

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite its repeated complaints that Glenda Ritz has taken too long to calculate school grades, the State Board of Education voted Friday to delay the public release of grades until the end of December.

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August 11, 2013 12:00 am

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

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
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Students were delayed in taking the ISTEP+ test because of server failures.

May 07, 2013 12:00 am

House, Senate earn 'incomplete' on changes to A-F school rating system

INDIANAPOLIS | Plans to reform the A-F grading system used to rate Indiana schools hit roadblocks in the House and Senate Monday, but the idea will likely be revived during the two months remaining in the legislative session.

February 26, 2013 4:15 pm
New state superintendent looks past party labels for good ideas

New state superintendent looks past party labels for good ideas

INDIANAPOLIS | Glenda Ritz, the newly elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, isn't going to let a state government controlled by Republicans stop her from making changes she believes will improve Indiana's schools.

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