The Indiana Department of Education tells WSLM Radio they plan to release spring ISTEP scores in the first week of September.
Performance remained stable across content areas in grades 3-8, while for Grade 10 performance rose slightly.
ISTEP+ assesses more rigorous Indiana Academic Standards adopted in 2014 for English Language Arts and Mathematics. Altogether, ISTEP+ assesses English Language Arts, Mathematics in grades 3-8 and 10, Science in grades 4, 6 and 10, and Social Studies in grades 5 and 7.
Current proficiency levels were established based on feedback from educators following the 2015 and 2016 test administrations.
The State of Education is set to meet on Wednesday, Sept. 6 to review the scores. Once that process is complete, they can be released to the media and the public.
Indiana continues with ISTEP+ 3-8 and 10 during the 2017-18 school year as the Department works towards the transition to ILEARN in 2018-19.
ILEARN assesses the same Indiana Academic Standards as ISTEP+, but leverages computer adaptive testing to better inform educators about students’ strengths and weaknesses.
Recruitment of educators to contribute to the development of the ILEARN assessment begins in September.
The standardized tests were takenlast spring by more than 400,000 students across the Hoosier state.