Glenda Ritz opposes ISTEP re-score measure pushed by GOP lawmakers

Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz is opposing legislation pushed by Republican lawmakers that would re-score the 2015 ISTEP after problems were revealed with the administration of the test. A spokesman for Ritz says there’s no evidence of problems with the actual scoring of the exams in which students performed poorly as a result of difficult new standards. The standards were hastily put in place after lawmakers pulled Indiana from national Common Core standards in 2014. Ritz’s spokesman also sought to undercut Republican criticisms of the Department of Education’s administration of the test… and also says Ritz worked proactively with the test vendor as glitches arose.