New superintendent wants to rethink assessments


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Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction elect Glenda Ritz poses at the Indiana State House Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction elect Glenda Ritz poses at the Indiana State House Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


State laws that changed how teachers, students and schools are evaluated and graded aren’t going away, but the incoming state superintendent of public instruction wants to review how those laws are being enforced.

That includes looking at whether it’s effective to hold third-graders back from fourth-grade reading lessons — or fourth grade entirely — based on their scores on a single test.

State law requires the state superintendent to evaluate third-graders’ reading skills and provide remediation for those falling behind, holding students back as a last resort.

If students are behind in reading as third-graders, they risk falling behind in other subjects.

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