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Indiana teachers say stakes high in ISTEP troubles

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Teachers Association says its members are voicing concerns about possible fallout against them from the ISTEP+ testing glitches discovered this week.

Incoming ISTA President Teresa Meredith said Wednesday she has been hearing from teachers and school administrators worried about what the problems could mean for their evaluations. Meredith also said she’s noticed students fretting over the troubles while she proctors exams in Shelbyville.

Meredith says the concerns include whether the data collected earlier in the week is valid. That testing results affect school grades and teacher pay.

The Indiana Department of Education continued the statewide testing Wednesday at half the normal rate. Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz says the state’s expanding the testing period to May 15 to allow all students to complete the exams.


Posted 5/2/2013