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New ISTEP Tests Coming To Indiana Schools

Changes in the state’s education policies mean that standardized tests taken by Indiana students will be different in each of the next two years.

This coming school year CTB/McGraw-Hill will develop the test for students while a contractor will be chosen for the 2015-16 school year test.

The new tests have to be designed and given in order for the state to maintain its federal waiver from the No Child Left Behind law.

The new tests come as part of the state’s exit from the national Common Core education standards.

If the state loses its waiver, it could lose control over a portion of the roughly $200 million in federal “Title I” funds it receives each year.

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