Senate Education Chairman Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, said he’s hoping Friday’s hearing will give lawmakers and the public a chance to hear firsthand about the frustrations and angst caused by testing glitches and the company’s explanation for why it happened.
“It’ll be interesting to hear her presentation,” he said of Haley.
The clock is running on answers. Teacher assessments and school grades must be completed in the coming months. Ritz has already advised local leaders to consider reducing the weight that test results carry in teacher assessments and said she will not use invalid test results to determine where schools fall on the state’s “A-F” scale.
Kruse said McGraw-Hill should probably pay the cost of the DOE study and also pay some fines to the state. A second hearing of the study committee is expected after the test results are submitted and the DOE report is completed. But solutions will wait until after state leaders have had their first bite at this apple.
Tom LoBianco covers Indiana politics for The Associated Press. Follow him on Twitter @tomlobianco.