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October 3, 2018
Search for your district’s 2018 ISTEP scores
Suburban school districts came out on top in 2018 ISTEP scores released Wednesday.
September 10, 2018
Number of students impacted by ISTEP grading problem grows to nearly 28,000
Because of an issue grading a graphing question on the 10th grade math test, 27,813 students will see their test scores increase, the state said.
June 27, 2018
Shorter, faster, smarter: How officials say Indiana’s new ILEARN test could differ from ISTEP
ILEARN will be given for the first time next spring.
May 16, 2018
Check out some practice questions for Indiana’s new ILEARN test
ILEARN will replace ISTEP for elementary and middle school students next year.
November 3, 2017
This township school had average scores, but a renewed focus on culture and collaborative teaching put it over the top
The school made some of the biggest gains of any township school in 2017.
October 25, 2017
Want to be a good principal? Teach, an innovation school leader says.
Student passing rates on state tests jumped by 7.5 percentage points.
October 16, 2017
This Wayne Township school made big gains on ISTEP, and its principal said teachers sticking around was key.
The school made some of the largest gains of any township school on last year’s ISTEP test.
September 26, 2017
Want to boost test scores? Experts say Indiana must change teaching
The suspicion that the flat scores are the new normal for Indiana has testing experts and educators speculating about why, and what could be done to nudge them upward.
September 6, 2017
The new normal: About half of Indiana kids passed ISTEP in 2017
Indiana appears to have reached a new normal when it comes to ISTEP scores: For the third straight year, about half of students passed this…
July 14, 2017
Now hiring: Indiana is looking for a testing company to create ISTEP’s replacement
The testing system goes into effect in 2019.
June 20, 2017
Calculator mix-up could force some students to retake ISTEP, and Pearson is partially to blame
Students at 20 schools used calculators on a section of the 2017 ISTEP math test when they shouldn’t have.
April 22, 2017
“ILEARN” is in, ISTEP is out — Indiana legislature approves test set to begin in 2019. Now awaiting governor’s OK.
The “ILEARN” testing system in House Bill 1003 passed the House 68-29 and passed the Senate 39-11. Next, the bill will go to Gov. Eric Holcomb for him to sign into law.
April 4, 2017
Indiana’s testing overhaul gets Senate signoff, with one lawmaker urging colleagues to back it ‘even if you have to gag’
The bill would take effect for the 2018-19 school year, with a new test for elementary and middle school students that would be “computer-adaptive."
March 15, 2017
Last year, Ritz’s computer-based testing plan was largely dismissed. Today, McCormick adopted part of it as her own.
These “computer-adaptive” exams adjust the difficulty-level of questions as kids get right or wrong answers.
March 10, 2017
Get ready for the 2017 ISTEP test with these 13 practice questions
Schools can begin giving the multiple choice section in mid-April.
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