State Education Board to discuss ISTEP, academic standards
Feb 6, 2014 Indianapolis Star

By Eric Weddle

Schools soon will be able to make up a snow day by adding an hour to several consecutive school days or allowing weekend instruction via the Internet.

Glenda Ritz, state superintendent of public instruction, said Thursday school districts want the flexibility to increase classroom time without adding full days to the school calendar in preparation for the upcoming ISTEP standardized tests.

Severe weather this week and throughout January has forced schools to close or shorten teaching days. School leaders have raised concerns that test preparation has been cut short.

Ritz said she soon will lay out official options schools can use to make up the snow days without adding additional days to the school calendar.

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