In the 2005-06 academic year, its second year of existence, Metropolitan Career Academy #1 did not make adequate yearly progress based on the ISTEP
. The Indiana Department of Education placed the school on academic probation.
A broad range of performance measures, including ISTEP
scores, should be considered, along with the demographics of the student body.
My top priorities would be better results through fair and rigorous implementation of accountability that includes moving ISTEP
to the spring and aligning the state's accountability program with "No Child Left Behind" legislation; a focus on early learning opportunities through expanded access to kindergarten programs; and, a simplified, more equitable school funding formula addressing enrollment trends and student needs.
All the students in the study took the ISTEP
examination in ninth grade.
"Even if phonics instruction is effective in helping kids sound out words and do better on ISTEP
, if another consequence is that it makes kids hate literature, we've done them a significant disservice for the rest of their life," warns Landon E.
Jones introduced a resolution regarding the inclusion of science in the ISTEP
In the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, schools that accept voucher students must take the state test (the ISTEP
) and must participate in the state's A-F school grading system.
In addition, the program has shown impact on the statewide achievement test, the ISTEP
, for third-graders at Lynwood Elementary, the poorest school in Decatur Township, Indiana.
Repeated poor performance by students with special needs on the Indiana Statewide Test of Educational Progress (ISTEP
) in an Indiana middle school supported the need for instructional changes.
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