February 14th, 2015


Testing: scenes from the battlefield

So, the latest controversy over public schools in Indiana concerns the mammoth testing all schools are supposed to administer every year, the ISTEP+. That stands for "Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus." I remember when ISTEP was first deployed, back in the late 1980s. I was studying for a Ph.D. in Secondary Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and I remember the run-up to the first ISTEP and the immediate aftermath thereof.Collapse )