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Citing ILEARN Scores, ISTA Calls for Pause in Accountability Grades and Teacher Evaluations

Citing low ILEARN scores, ISTA President Keith Gambill released the following statement:

“Our students, teachers and communities are much more than just a test score. We should not rely on these scores to label our schools and communities with a letter grade or negatively impact teachers’ evaluation and pay. ILEARN is yet another example of Indiana’s continued use of standardized tests and constant policy turmoil that harms students and discourages teachers to remain in the profession.

ISTA joins Gov. Eric Holcomb in calling on the General Assembly to hold schools and teachers harmless until educators feel confident in the system. We urge the legislature to send a clear message of urgency and to take immediate action on Organization Day in November.”