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ISTA Statement in Response to Action on Hold Harmless

ISTA President Keith Gambill released the following statement after legislative leaders announced plan for a one-year ILEARN hold harmless policy.

“Our members have been asking for action on this issue, and this is a step in the right direction,” said Gambill. “Kids, teachers, schools and communities should not be penalized for low scores on the first year of a new test. While we appreciate considerations made for teachers who would qualify for a TAG, we also urge legislators to take steps toward adding to base salaries rather than relying on grants and stipends.”