Superintendent Jennifer McCormick and Staff to Discuss Spring 2019 ILEARN Results

(INDIANAPOLIS) – On Wednesday, August 28, Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick and staff will hold a press conference to discuss the upcoming release of the embargoed Spring 2019 ILEARN results. Results will be made public following the State Board of Education meeting on September 4.

“The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has been actively advocating for a new, modernized, state-legislated accountability system that is fair, accurate, and transparent. As communicated last week, in response to the embargoed ILEARN results, we are proposing legislative action addressing the negative impact on educators, schools, districts, and communities.

“Over the past two weeks, districts and schools received embargoed ILEARN scores. When compared to past ISTEP+ scores, the scores for Indiana’s new assessment, ILEARN, indicated lower achievement levels across the state in both English/language arts and mathematics. The combination of the rigors associated with this newly aligned college and career readiness assessment, national normative data, and the defined established performance cuts all contributed to the lower performance levels. While frustrating, performance dips at some level were expected, as previously experienced in 2014-2015 with the onset of the then newly implemented ISTEP+.

“ILEARN scores will be made public at the September 4 State Board of Education meeting. During a scheduled August 28 press conference, I will be sharing more detailed embargoed information and specific actions I have already requested.”

The meeting will be held at the Statehouse in the Department of Education – Room 228 in Indianapolis.

The press conference will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

The purpose of this press conference is to provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss the Spring 2019 ILEARN results with Superintendent McCormick and her staff. 

The results of the meeting will be embargoed until Sept. 4 following the conclusion of the State Board of Education meeting.