Ind. weighs ISTEP delay for schools with snow days

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KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Indiana education officials are weighing the possibility of delaying ISTEP+ testing to give schools hit by several snow days more time to prepare students for the crucial tests.

Stated education department spokesman Daniel Altman says the agency is aware of the predicament schools face, but no decision will be made on whether testing might be postponed until the winter weather ends. ISTEP+ testing is scheduled for March and April.

Altman tells the Kokomo Tribune the department is looking at its options. He says waiting until winter ends will allow officials to “see what schools missed how many days.”

Northwestern Elementary School Principal Ron Owings is worried students at his Kokomo school might not be able to make up for lost time. He says “the ramifications are pretty great.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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