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Almost Half of Indiana Students Failed the ISTEP+. Can We Blame These Results On a Flawed State Test?

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. This week, ISTEP+ results for the 2016-17 school year were released, and the figures are deeply troubling. Consistent with last year, only 51% of Hoosier students in Grades 3-8 passed both the Math and English/Language Arts (ELA) portions of the ISTEP+. The […]

The Science of Early Reading and More Time for Social Studies Instruction: Could These Be Keys to Helping Improve America’s Poor Reading Outcomes?

As a state and as a country, we should focus on identifying and quantifying root causes of poor reading outcomes and be transparent about what the data reveal.