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May 4, 2013

Ritz considers third party review of ISTEP+ scores

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INDIANAPOLIS —

WANE-TV reported that Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Wendy Robinson said the school board, administrators, teachers and students have lost confidence in the testing system and the results will be questioned no matter what they are.

Ritz said during the teleconference that she doesn't like high-stakes testing where one test is involved in evaluating schools and is a factor in evaluating teachers.

Teachers will receive a list late this month of students whose testing was interrupted. They will be able to flag tests they feel were disrupted and not valid. The Department of Education also plans to compare this year's scores against last year's and use other assessments to identify students who may have been impacted by the disruptions.

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