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Fort Wayne Community Schools Pushes Back ISTEP Test

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A bill that would potentially reduce the time needed for students to take Indiana's standardized test has been signed by Governor Mike Pence. 

The House and Senate both made it official on Monday, since the window for when the ISTEP+ test can be administered begins on Wednesday.

According to our Partners in News at 21Alive, Superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools, Dr. Wendy Robinson announced at Monday night’s FWCS Board meeting that the test will be pushed back to Monday, March 2nd. 

Dr. Robinson told 21Alive, “We think we need to have a couple of extra days to make sure that students, parents, and teachers and administrators are aware of what changes have been made. But, more than that, if another change happens I would not like for it to be in the middle of the testing window.”

Students will spend almost 9 hours on the ISTEP+ exam, about three hours less than originally proposed.

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz cut out portions of the exam with the help of two consultants, hired by Governor Pence.

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