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ISTEP’s future looks grim

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — ISTEP is another step closer to becoming a thing of the past. House Bill 1395, which would eliminate ISTEP, passed the Senate Tuesday 38-10. The legislation also would create a new panel to give a new recommendation about what would replace ISTEP. After being heard in the Senate Education […]

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Proposal to repeal and rescore ISTEP moves to the Senate

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – ISTEP could become a thing of the past if a bill that has passed the House also finds success in the Senate. Under the proposal, 2016-17 would be the final year to administer ISTEP. House Bill 1395 would also create a commission to determine what the future of assessment […]

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Plan to replace ISTEP advances with some reservations

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A plan to get rid of ISTEP is moving forward. Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, said under House Bill 1395, the 2016-2017 school year would be the final to administer the test. “It repeals ISTEP as we know it, creates a commission of a broad base of stakeholders, educators, administrators, […]

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Lawmakers want ISTEP rescored, but who would pay?

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– The House Committee on Education saw support for a bill that would call for a rescore of the 2015 ISTEP test, but there were plenty of questions over exactly how a rescore should be done, who is to blame, and who is to pay the bill. “It is […]