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Quick Disputes ISTEP Study

The official state position that repeated outages during the most recent ISTEP testing had no measurable negative effects on student scores is upsetting to Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Superintendent Dr. John Quick.

"We're disappointed in what we're reading in the report," Quick said. He went on to say that the report has not yet yielded any new information. Noting that approximately 1,200 BCSC students had their testing sessions interrupted at least once, Quick says that there may even be a dispute as to how many students were impacted by the outages. Based on data currently available, Quick went on to say that there is not enough information available for him to make a determination as to how badly BCSC students were affected.

Quick says that high-stake testing like ISTEP needs to be reliable for the students and school districts. He says that there is so much riding on those test results that it is of the utmost importance that the testing be done correctly. He says such an important test must be administered better by the state and its vendors.

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:43:04 AM

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