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Commentary: A missed opportunity for Indiana

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Commentary: A missed opportunity for Indiana

By Glenda Ritz TheStatehouseFile.com Three months ago, I unveiled a legislative agenda that focused on the needs of children, educators, families, and communities. This agenda focused on holding schools harmless for the ISTEP, implementing common sense testing reform and working to stop the teacher shortage that is being felt throughout Indiana. Importantly, the legislature took […]

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Legislation to end ISTEP heads to the governor

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —ISTEP could be headed for the history books. House Bill 1395, authored by Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, passed both the House and Senate Thursday. The legislation would eliminate the ISTEP test and instead create a panel of 23 people to study the issue, including educators and legislators. The panel would […]

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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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Ritz wants to pause the possible expansion of school vouchers

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Despite education issues being fast tracked this year, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz believes plenty of work is still left to be done during this session. “It is time for our state legislature to fully study both the fiscal and academic impacts that school voucher system is […]

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2016 ISTEP technical issues being addressed

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Recent tests of the system that gives the ISTEP exam uncovered some technical issues. The Indiana Department of Education said readiness tests were performed to determine if the vendor, school computers, and the network is able to handle the strain of thousands of students logging onto take ISTEP. The department […]

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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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SOTs: ISTEP bill passes out of committee

ISTEP matters – bill would phase out the test by 2017 Rep. Robert Behning, R-Indianapolis “I would say that the test implementation was flawed, I wouldn’t say that ISTEP in general is flawed, I think that there is no question across the state that everyone believes what happened this year was a disaster.” [:13] “As […]

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Two bills preventing damage from 2015 ISTEP signed into law

By Shayla Jones TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Two bills signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence Thursday will prevent 2015 ISTEP performance scores from negatively impacting schools and educators. “We came together to put our kids, and our teachers and our schools first, just as Hoosiers would expect us to do,” Pence said. “Today demonstrates that leaders […]

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SOTs: Bosma briefing (audio only)

Various issues