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Senate Education Chief Expects Delay For ISTEP Replacement
Updated January 11, 2017 6:40 AM | Filed under: Education
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Senate education chief says a replacement for the much-maligned ISTEP exam, promised for next school year, will likely be delayed by a year or two.

Instead, the Legislature is expected to extend the life of the current test so that a new version can be written and thoroughly vetted before being administered.

Republican Sen. Dennis Kruse of Auburn says the state needs to "do it right this time." He says a new exam requires time for preparation and testing.

Lawmakers had voted last year to mandate a new exam for the 2017-18 school year.

Critics say the test is too time-consuming for students and disruptive for teachers. Lawmakers Tuesday called the current version flawed.

Proposed changes include a shorter exam, later testing date and quicker turnaround on results.



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