ISTEP

Whether one opposes or supports ISTEP ("Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus).


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  • STRONGLY OPPOSE
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    Here’s the problems with ISTEP. It doesn’t help kids learn anything. It just makes them nervous. Every child is smart in there own way and taking tests on Math and English is not helping them whatsoever. We need to prepare them more for the real world and decision making strategies. We are basically setting them up for failure. So, take any and all state wide tests and trash them.

    Troy Joseph Hay

    President,
    LaPorte, Indiana

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  • OPPOSE
    O

    No child left behind was a failure. It would be interesting to see the different methods the various states come up with to measure education and IQ levels at varying age groups. The federal government could then identify and recommend a particular method to the other states to apply.

    Tyler Scott Colford

    Senator,
    Jacksonville, Vermont

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  • NEUTRAL
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    I support any state initiative to help propel students through school as fast as they desire and provide early entry to college. I am opposed to student ID tracking and especially selling the data to third party vendors and making available to the federal level.

    David Eldredge

    County Council,
    Heber City, Utah

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  • STRONGLY SUPPORT
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    I support, completely, the removal of the ISTEP, and privatizing all educational testing, it's funding etc.

    Gregory Creswell

    U.S. Representative,
    Detroit, Michigan

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  • STRONGLY OPPOSE
    O+

    I strongly oppose one-size-fits-all education initiatives. Shelby County is different from Gibson County. Local officials should be in charge of monitoring the progress of their students in the ways that they see fit.

    Mark Lovell

    State Representative,
    Eads, Tennessee

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