March 20, 2018

Replacement Of High School ISTEP Exam Delayed Another Year

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's high school sophomores likely will take the much-maligned ISTEP standardized exams for two more years even as it's being replaced for younger students.

State education officials are preparing a new test starting in spring 2019 for elementary and middle-school students named ILEARN, or Indiana's Learning Evaluation Readiness Network.

The Indianapolis Star reports a bill approved by the General Assembly delays until spring 2022 a switch to testing high school juniors with a national college entrance exam, such as the SAT or ACT.

State schools Superintendent Jennifer McCormick says keeping the 10th grade ISTEP exam for now is more practical than creating a new test for two years.

The ISTEP exam has faced complaints about the length of testing time needed and months-long waits for results.

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