We believe the Superintendent should provide her public support for the validity of these scores as they set the baseline for future individual student-growth measures," Sweitzer told The Shelbyville News.
In addition, she said it was the only step to ensure confidence.
"The whole point of SBOE having an independent study done to make sure the test scores are valid was the responsible and necessary step to give teachers and everyone involved confidence in these test results. The Indiana Department of Education's poor administration of the ISTEP test this past year has absolutely nothing to do with any future assessments and has no impact on them. Next year, Indiana will use a new vendor and all involved should have confidence in them," she said.