The expert site visits yielded information calling into question the school's reporting on ISTEP
administration, graduation rates, and enrollment.
A broad range of performance measures, including ISTEP
scores, should be considered, along with the demographics of the student body.
A mandate from the state would go a long way toward ensuring all children get the reading instruction they need -- to pass ISTEP
and to succeed in life.
Predicting exceptionality, student achievement, and ISTEP
scores using pre-school screening scores of Amish and English children.
Galena had nearly a 98 percent attendance rate, and 82 percent of its tested students passed both the English and math portions of the ISTEP
publishes a newsletter three times each year on teaching about Mexico.
Roughly 33 percent of the high school class of 2000 didn't get a high school education in Indiana" explaining that one in three high-school students either dropped out or failed the ISTEP
To be accredited by the State of Indiana, a school must agree to participate in the ISTEP
, the state end-of-course exams.
Of the 145 eligible students who had not passed their ISTEP
(the state's) Language Arts test, 118 participated and raised their scores by 50 percent.
One hurdle to making these private schools accept additional students will be for the schools to demonstrate their willingness and ability to participate in ISTEP
testing, a requirement that kicks in once a school accepts a voucher student.
Authorities at Lawrence implemented an extensive remediation program in 1998-99 to increase the passing rate of their students taking the state-mandated competency exam, ISTEP
(Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Prog- ress).
From questions about the importance of full-day kindergarten to high school graduation being threatened for students who fail ISTEP
tests, Indiana has been wrestling with ways to improve how it prepares students for higher education.