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ISTEP+ Scores Released

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August 4, 2014
ISTEP+ Scores Released

The newly released ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus) scores for individual schools have school corporations all over the state pouring over the results. The assessment test that has both an academic skills portion and multiple-choice questions is designed to assess mastery of the academic standards set by the 11-member Indiana State...
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IDOE Invalidates Portion of Menominee 4th Grade Math ISTEP Test Scores

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May 13, 2014
IDOE Invalidates Portion of Menominee 4th Grade Math ISTEP Test Scores

In February the administration of the Plymouth Community School Corporation discovered a possible violation of ethical test practices for this year’s ISTEP testing at Menominee Elementary.  In March the Plymouth School Corporation completed an investigation of the ISTEP administration irregularities at Menominee Elementary School.   Following that investigation they sent a comprehensive report to the...
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IDOE Releases Preliminary ISTEP Scores

September 19, 2013
IDOE Releases Preliminary ISTEP Scores

  09/20/13 The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released preliminary ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) scores late afternoon on September 17 as public information.  The data released is preliminary and will be finalized after students and parents have had the opportunity to request re-scores of the Applied Skills portion of the test....
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ISTEP Score Results Delayed

September 9, 2013
ISTEP Score Results Delayed

    09/10/13 The headlines for months have talked about problems with ISTEP+ testing in Indiana. According to the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), schools and parents were due to receive the spring ISTEP results on September 9. Parents must have an access code to get the results over the internet by going to...
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ISTEP Scores to be Released Sept. 9

August 28, 2013
ISTEP Scores to be Released Sept. 9

    08/29/13 Indiana schools will be under some pressure to explain ISTEP+ scores in depth when the IDOE (Indiana Department of Education) releases scores to both schools and parents on the same day. School administrators were notified this week that the scores will be released on September 9. In past years, the scores...
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Local Superintendents Comment on ISTEP Interuption Findings

July 29, 2013
Local Superintendents Comment on ISTEP Interuption Findings

  07/30/13 The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released the findings on July 29 from an independent review on what possible effects computer interruptions had on students and schools during the annual ISTEP tests. ISTEP (Indiana Stateside Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) is given to both public and non-public schools in grades 3 through...
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Statement of Indiana Department of Education Regarding ISTEP+ Damages

June 21, 2013
Statement of Indiana Department of Education Regarding ISTEP+ Damages

  06/24/13 The Indiana Department of Education announced preliminary damages that it will seek from CTB McGraw-Hill related to ISTEP+ interruptions experienced by schools throughout the state this spring.  These amounts are not final, and may well grow as results are reviewed by a third party and additional information is gained.    The preliminary...
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Late ISTEP Results Delay Teacher Evaluations

May 31, 2013
Late ISTEP Results Delay Teacher Evaluations

  06/03/13 Computer glitches experienced as Hoosier school children took the required ISTEP tests are now leading to difficulties for both teachers and students. CTB/McGraw-Hill, the company that administered the tests for a four-year contract (through June, 2014) fee of $95 million, was unable to keep computers up and running during the second round...
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Indiana Department of Education Update Regarding ISTEP+ Online Testing

May 2, 2013
Indiana Department of Education Update Regarding ISTEP+ Online Testing

    05/03/13 Based upon assurances made by CTB McGraw-Hill, the Indiana Department of Education will continue ISTEP+ testing for Hoosier schools on Friday, May 3.  In order to minimize interruptions to students, the Department has again asked schools to reduce their daily testing load by approximately 50%.  The Department has also extended the...
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ISTEP Scored Released

July 11, 2012
ISTEP Scored Released

07/12/12 Scores from standardized testing of Indiana’s students are being called “record breaking” following an announcement from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Tony Bennett. Bennett announced Tuesday that this is the third successive year of all-time highs on literally every portion of the ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress Plus) tests....
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