State leaders are taking actions to remove Indiana from the group that supports the Common Core curriculum.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence sent a litter to the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers seeking to end the state’s involvement with the group.
The Partnership is developing a common set of K-12 tests and assessments in English and math.
Those tests would have replaced ISTEP.
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz said she will also submit a similar letter to the group’s governing board chairman.
In this years session the state legislature voted to pause the implementation of Common Core.
The state Board of Education voted in 2010 to phase in Common Core to replace the state’s own standards.
That move which went relatively unnoticed until parents and educators started to look at the materials and requirements.