ISTEP Changes

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Today we got a first glimpse of possible ISTEP changes. The state panel assigned to come up with an alternative to the standardized test sent its recommendations to the General Assembly.

Among the suggestions:

  • Test results should be accurate and delivered in a timely manner. Ideally within one month.
  • Local schools should decide how to include the results of state tests in teacher evaluations.
  • Any changes should be deployed quickly. However, the panel noted that experts advise a timeline of two years.

 Click here to see the entire report from the Panel to Study Alternatives to the ISTEP Program Test.

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