ISTEP+ Grade 10

Posted: Tue, 08/04/2015 - 8:32am Updated: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 8:59am

Graduation Examination Transition

Beginning in 2016-17, the ISTEP+ Grade 10 English/Language Arts and Mathematics tests replace the End of Course Assessments in Algebra I and English 10 as the graduation examinations. Every Indiana student in the graduating class of 2019 and beyond must demonstrate mastery of the Indiana Academic Standards measured by the ISTEP+ Grade 10 English/Language Arts and Mathematics assessments.

Accountability Assessment

The ISTEP+ Grade 10 English/Language Arts and Mathematics assessments continue to be used for high school accountability in 2016-17.

Purpose

The purpose of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) Grade 10 program is to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/Language Arts, Mathematics and Science. In particular, ISTEP+ reports student achievement levels according to the Indiana Academic Standards that were adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education. The assessments are administered in two parts: Part 1 consists of applied skills (open-ended) items, and Part 2 includes multiple-choice and technology-enhanced items. Both Part 1 and Part 2 are required components of the ISTEP+ program and are used to measure student mastery of the Indiana Academic Standards.

ISTEP+ Grade 10 Results

  • Coming Fall 2016

Blueprints

The purpose of the test blueprints, designed with the help of Indiana classroom teachers, is to make transparent to educators the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of students on the assessments.

The blueprints can be used as tools to:

  • Align expectations regarding mastery of the standards;
  • Identify the degree of emphasis of curricular components;
  • Assist and guide in prioritizing curriculum and instructional planning; and
  • Enhance classroom assessment.
 

Item Samplers

The Item Samplers on this website provide information about ISTEP+ for students, parents, educators, and others. The items in each sampler are examples of the types of items found on ISTEP+. These examples can serve as models when teachers are constructing items for classroom assessment. It should be noted that the samplers are not practice tests.

2016-17
    • PowerPoint from Video - Coming Fall 2016!
    • PowerPoint from Video - Coming Fall 2016!

Instructional and Assessment Guidance

The purpose of these documents is to provide educators with instructional and assessment guidance.

  • Grade 10 Mathematics
  • Mathematics Instructional & Assessment Guidance PD Training Video - Coming Fall 2016!
  • Grade 10 Science
  • Science Instructional & Assessment Guidance PD Training Video - Coming Fall 2016!
    • PowerPoint from Video - Coming Fall 2016!

Additional Resources

Contact

Phone: (317) 232-9050
Toll-free: (888) 544-7837
Fax: (317) 233-2196
INassessments@doe.in.gov