ISTEP Testing Delayed at Knox Schools


The icy conditions yesterday, causing cancellation of a school day, also delayed the start of ISTEP testing in the Knox Middle School. Testing there was scheduled to start Tuesday.

At Monday’s meeting of the Knox School Board, Superintendent A.J. Gappa reviewed the constant changes in the ISTEP provisions by the State. In a visual presentation, he compared last year’s testing plan with the current year.

The Indiana General Assembly has been “adjusting” the testing methods and scheduling. At one time, it was expected that there would be an additional seven hours of testing. That has been changed. The tests are now expected to contain only half the number of questions previously proposed.

Right now, he said, the school does not expect results from this month’s testing to be reported until next fall.