The three measures of academic performance, obtained from the public archive, are: (1) Percent of sophomores passing the English ISTEP+
; (2) Percent of sophomores passing the math ISTEP+
; and (3) Attendance rate (Indiana Department of Education, 2010).
Statistical analysis was completed for the school corporation where the 3rd-grade (ISTEP+
) scores were obtained.
In open-ended responses, a number of schools noted that they did not feel comfortable administering the ISTEP+
, as it does not reflect their own curriculum goals or curricular philosophy.
This report contains four chapters: (I) Introduction; (II) Methodology; (III) Summary of Key Findings: and (IV) Detailed Results, comprising: (A) Overall Evaluation of Schools; (B) School Funding; (C) Early Childhood Education Initiatives; (D) ISTEP+
and Standards; (E) School Choice and Charter Schools; (F) High Quality Teachers; (G) No Child Left Behind Act and PL 221; and (H) Achievement Gap in Indiana.
In Indiana, the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP+
) is administered in September to sophomore students and to older students who have not passed the exam.
was administered during the fall in grades 3-8 and grade 10 from 2003-2004 to 2008-2009.
The 2004 Public Opinion Survey on Education in Indiana examined public perceptions on the following issues: (1) Overall Evaluation of Public Schools in Indiana; (2) School Funding; (3) Core 40 and the P-16 Plan; (4) ISTEP+
; (5) School Choice and Charter; (6) Schools; (7) Teacher Quality; (8) No Child Left Behind Act and P.L.
This study investigated the relationship between the scales used for the ISTEP+
assessments and the RIT scales used to report performance on Northwest Evaluation Association tests.
As with the 2003 report, discussion in this report is limited to the testing components of state assessment programs, such as Indiana's ISTEP+
program, used for compliance purposes with state and federal accountability laws.
The 2003 Public Opinion Survey on Education in Indiana addresses the following topics: (1) Overall Evaluation of Indiana Public Schools; (2) School Funding; (3) Core 40 and the P-16 Plan; (4) ISTEP+
and State Standards; (5) School Choice; (6) Teacher Quality; and (7) The No Child Left Behind Act and PL221.
This report presents the findings of both the alignment study and the passing scores for the ISTEP+
(Indiana Statewide Test for Educational Progress).
This study compared ISTEP+
(Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) writing test scores before the implementation of a writing improvement program with ISTEP+
writing test scores.