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In the search for ISTEP’s replacement, panel debates testing styles

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The panel tasked with finding a replacement for ISTEP met for the second time on Tuesday, and despite heated debate, one consensus was clear: the panel needs a vision. “What do we want to achieve with this?” IPS principal and committee chair Nicole Fama said. “What are we measuring? […]

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Panel to replace ISTEP complete

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The search for ISTEP’s replacement can now begin. Gov. Mike Pence and House Speaker Brian Bosma announced their appointments Friday, completing the panel tasked with replacing the standardized test. A state law that passed this year ends ISTEP after the 2017 school year. The legislature has tasked a review panel […]

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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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Gov. Pence appoints new judge to the Indiana Court of Appeals

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence appointed a new judge to the Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday. Judge Robert Altice, currently the Marion County Superior Court judge, was appointed to take the second district spot in the Indiana Court of Appeals. “I really look forward to serving the public at this […]