Bill delays replacement of ISTEP exam in Indiana schools - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Bill delays replacement of ISTEP exam in Indiana schools

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The often-criticized ISTEP exam will likely stay in place for two more years for Indiana high schoolers.

A bill approved by the General Assembly delays the switch until spring 2022, when high school juniors will instead be tested with a national college entrance exam, such as the SAT or ACT.

Officials say keeping the 10th grade ISTEP exam for now is more practical than creating a new test for two years.

The ISTEP exam faced complaints about length of testing time and the wait for results.

Elementary and middle schools students will start a new test called Indiana's Learning Evaluation Readiness Network (ILEARN) next spring.

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