As teachers continue to wait to learn how students’ did on last year’s ISTEP, they’ve had to find other ways to measure how well students understand what is being taught.
Teachers and principals should have received ISTEP results in May, but the scores have been repeatedly delayed.
The problem is with the online portion of the exam, which affected more than 142,000 Indiana students, including more 1,700 students in Johnson County. Schools had been told they would receive the results at the end of August, but now the earliest the scores will come is Monday.
In the absence of ISTEP scores, other tests that are a regular part of students’ days are getting a bit more attention. But these tests come without the buildup about eating breakfast, an early bedtime and teachers’ raises on the line.