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NJ-SP School News
Posted on November 23, 2015
Author Tyler Maffitt, WKVI
The North Judson – San Pierre School Corporation says waiting on the state for direction is a lesson in frustration.
ISTEP scores have been embargoed, or unable to be shared, until December 8th for the school corporation. Any testing results shared with staff have come with a recommendation from the state that they be taken with a bit of caution.
The test students took in 2014/15 was a new standard and test. N.J.-S.P- Superintendent Lynn Johnson says that a new test is expected in 2015/16 as well.
“I think this year will probably be straightened out, I would hope. But this 2014/15, we’re kind of all in limbo so we just don’t know where we stand,” says Johnson. “By the time we get everything back and go through it, it’s going to be time for the next test. I’m not sure how useful the data will be.”
Reduced ISTEP scores in English and Mathematics across Indiana for the previous year have prompted officials with the state Department of Education and the state Board of Education to consider methods for evaluating the results.
According to the discussion during last week’s North Judson – San Pierre School Board meeting, administrators were still evaluating the results, locally.
“When we reviewed ours, we have gray bubbles above, we have gray bubbles slightly below, but right now, they’re embargoed. We can’t share those,” says Johnson.
Written portions of the ISTEP test could be rescored. Disparity in the difficulty levels between the written version of the test and the online version has also caused concerns around the state. N.J.-S.P. students experienced technical problems with the online version, putting the school corporation in a bit of an odd position.
Certain officials with the state have called for fast solutions to the problems associated with ISTEP.
Homework isn’t always easy. That’s why the Homework Hotline is here to help. It’s a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students in grades 6-12.
Tutors are Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students who major in math, science or engineering—which means they’re more than equipped to help with virtually any math or science homework problem.
Student privacy is always protected, and students are never asked for their last name or phone number. The Homework Hotline is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
The program is certified by the National Tutoring Association.
Looking for information about Academic Competitions at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels? You can find information listed on the North Judson-San Pierre School website by clicking on the following link ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS.
When does the boys/girls (insert sport here) start? Who's their first game against? Where will it be played?
Well, my first response to that would probably be to ask you, "Are you referring to Varsity, Jr. Varsity, Freshman, 7th & 8th grade, or 6th grade?" So to make it simpler, we are giving you a link to the North Judson-San Pierre Athletic Schedule on the North Judson-San Pierre School website. This provides you with the fall, winter and spring schedules for boys and girls sports from the 6th grade through the high school level.
You can also find ticket prices, cancellations and postponements, scores and results, and other NJ-SP high school sports related information.
Labels for Education
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Box Tops for Education
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Tyson A+ Program
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