Hoosier lawmakers to review ISTEP test troubles
By TOM LoBIANCO May 23, 2013 12:43PM
Updated: May 23, 2013 10:48PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers will spend the coming months reviewing computer troubles with ISTEP test, the use of land banks to sell vacant property and other problems uncovered around the state.
Legislative leaders say they would like more answers from McGraw-Hill and the Department of Education about troubles schools faced this month while administering the online ISTEP exam.
Other committees will review how land is sold following a series of criminal charges filed against Indianapolis officials. A committee reviewing the state’s tax code is also expected to review problems with distribution of casino money.
The Indiana Legislative Council met Thursday to detail which issues will be studied in the coming months. Some issues, including a review of the national Common Core education standards, have already been announced.