Vendor Chosen For ISTEP Replacement

Posted: Updated:
Former Governor Mike Pence ceremonially signed HEA 1395 into law in March 2016, putting in motion a committee to help develop a replacement for ISTEP. Former Governor Mike Pence ceremonially signed HEA 1395 into law in March 2016, putting in motion a committee to help develop a replacement for ISTEP.
INDIANAPOLIS -

The Indiana Department of Administration has recommended a Washington D.C.-based vendor to administer the state's replacement for the ISTEP+ exam.  Indiana's Learning Evaluation Readiness Network, or ILEARN, is slated to become the new statewide standardized test in the 2018-2019 academic year.

The IDOA is recommending the American Institute for Research to administer the ILEARN test as well as the Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination, or IREAD-3, exam, which is given to Hoosier third graders. The vendor was chosen from a group of five that submitted proposals.

The respondents to the Request For Proposals were evaluated on criteria including adherence to requirements, management assessment & quality, cost proposal, minority business participation, and women-owned business participation. AIR received the highest overall score of the five respondents.

"We are excited for what the future holds for education here in Indiana," said Dr. Charity Flores, Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Director of Assessment. “We will continue to move forward with the procurement process.”

The recommendation calls for a three-year, $43.4 million contract for the vendor, which comes with two one-year renewal options. 

A spokesman for the Indiana Department of Education tells Inside INdiana Business there will be a five-day window for the organizations not chosen to submit an appeal. After that time, or upon the completion of the appeal process, the contract will go into effect, at which point the vendor will work with the ILEARN Committee to continue work on the design and implementation of the new exam.

You can read the IDOA's full recommendation below:

  • Perspectives

    • The Importance of Strategic Planning

      How many years have you put work-life balance on your list of New Year's resolutions? Every day, I see so many business owners struggle with the same issues: working 60+ hours each week, not being able to remember the last time they had a vacation, and simply feeling like it's up to them to do it all in their business. After working with countless business owners to identify and overcome their challenges, I've realized the most common root cause is a lack of strategic planning.

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Electric Works Lands State Incentives

      The first phase of a major redevelopment project in downtown Fort Wayne will receive state assistance. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has awarded a conditional tax credit for Electric Works, a mixed-use innovation district located at the former GE campus. The incentive is part of the IEDC's Industrial Recovery Tax Credit program, used to boost investment in the redevelopment of former industrial facilities. Developers are projecting an initial investment of more than...

    • Well-Known Real Estate Firm Expanding to Fort Wayne

      Texas-based Keller Williams Realty Inc. has announced plans to open its first office in downtown Fort Wayne. Financial details of the real estate company's investment in the location were not immediately disclosed, however the expansion will bring at least 35 jobs to the Allen County city.

    • Nestlé Planning $80M Anderson Expansion

      Nestlé USA has unveiled plans to invest nearly $80 million into its Anderson operations. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the company will purchase new equipment for the facility and add 30 jobs.

    • Construction to Begin on $15M Fieldhouse

      City and development officials will break ground Friday on a $15 million sports complex in Noblesville. Finch Creek Park Fieldhouse will include five courts with hard surfaces, two turf-surfaced fields and 11 batting and pitching cages. The project, which was first unveiled a year ago, is a public-private partnership between Klipsch-Card Athletic Facilities LLC and the city. The company is also owner/operator of the fieldhouse at Grand Park in Westfield.

    • Kroger Hires Eric Halvorson

      A former longtime Indianapolis television anchor and reporter has been hired by The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). Eric Halvorson, who left WISH-TV last year after 33 years, will serve as public affairs manager and media spokesman for the company's Central Division. He succeeds John Elliott, who will become the chief executive officer of Gleaners Food Bank in Indianapolis later this year.