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Lawmakers Looking to Replace ISTEP By 2017
Updated March 2, 2016 6:54 AM | Filed under: Education
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Lawmakers, educators and teachers unions agree that the credibility of Indiana's standardized ISTEP test was damaged in 2015 when students performed poorly on a revamped version of the test that was plagued by glitches.

Lawmakers are looking to replace the exam by 2017, and a measure advancing in the Legislature would create a committee tasked with studying what should come next.

Governor Mike Pence and fellow GOP lawmakers say now is the time to rethink how the State goes about testing students. State Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz and her teachers union allies say they are glad the GOP has come around to their way of thinking, but expressed worry about what Republicans may propose next.

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