ISTEP Scores Set For Delayed Release Today, But Not Before They're Further Politicized

Jul 5, 2016

The testing company, Pearson, is responsible for the delay -- not either political party.
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2015 ISTEP scores were supposed to be posted online for parents to see Thursday, but an executive from the company scoring the test now says that will be pushed back until Tuesday.

Pearson, the company that created and scores the ISTEP, wrote a letter saying it’s taking longer than expected to final check the scores and ensure quality control. Parents will be able to view their child’s score Tuesday.

This is the first year Pearson is scoring the assessment. Once the initial scores are posted Tuesday, parents have until August 12 to submit for a rescore. ​

Republicans supporting a challenger to Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz in this year’s election have tried to blame Ritz for the delay, but the Department of Education is not involved in the scoring process and has no purview over the release of the scores.