State Board member: Doubling ISTEP testing time bad for students 2/6/15 By Sarah O’Brien As a parent of school-aged children, a teacher, and a member of the State Board of Education, I was shocked, as were many other Hoosier parents, when the Indiana Department of Education announced over the past two weeks a doubling of the amount of time our students will be taking ISTEP tests this spring. Hoosier parents and education leaders need testing in order to determine how our children are learning and to acknowledge great teaching. However, the amount of testing the Department of Education is … Continue reading