— Members of a state panel criticized by Indiana superintendents for being
slow in rolling out a replacement for the ISTEP student test say they
expect to forward a detailed proposal to lawmakers by the December
Star reports that consensus is building around the timing of the new exam
in a review of proposals submitted by the panel, a group of school leaders
tasked with recommending ISTEP's replacement.
The series of
proposals are varied in their approach, but seem to indicate panelists
don't want the state to start from scratch in building a new exam. They
want ISTEP given once a year at the end of the school year, rather than
the two times it's administered now.
also want to end IREAD, a Grade 3 reading exam that can retain students if