Posted: Fri, 07/29/2011 - 8:29am Updated: Mon, 07/17/2017 - 2:15pm


The Office of Student Assessment manages multiple statewide assessments which provide measures of student knowledge and understanding and can be used to make informed decisions that help improve student achievement. Click on the assessment links below for more information about Indiana's statewide assessments. The Indiana Assessment Program Manual contains policies and procedures for Indiana's assessment system.

Assessment Website Overview

Assessment Testing Windows

Assessment Reporting Dates

2016-2017 Indiana Assessment Program Manual

Indiana Assessment Program Manual Contents

Chapter 1
Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

Chapter 2
End-of-Course Assessments (ECAs)

Chapter 3
Indiana Reading Evaluation And Diagnostic (IREAD)

Chapter 4
Alternate Assessment: Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting (ISTAR)

Chapter 5
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment: Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting – Kindergarten Readiness (ISTAR-KR)

Chapter 6
English Language Proficiency Assessment: World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment

Chapter 7
Formative Assessment

Chapter 8
College- and Career-Readiness Assessment: ACCUPLACER

Chapter 9
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Chapter 10
Testing Policies, Administration, and Security

Chapter 11
Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)

Chapter 12
Advanced Placement (AP) Tests

Chapter 13
International Baccalaureate (IB) Tests

Appendix A: Documents Pursuant to 511 IAC 5-5
Code of Ethical Practices and Procedures
Protocol for Reporting and Investigating Alleged Breaches
Indiana Testing Security and Integrity Agreement

Appendix B: Forms
ECA Date Change Request
ISTEP+, ISTAR, & IREAD-3 Date Change Request
Bilingual Dictionary Request
Medical Exemption for Accountability Guidance
• Recommendation for Medical Exemption Form
Request for Medical Exemption Form
Request for Non-Standard Assessment Accommodation
Testing Irregularity Report
Testing Concerns and Security Violations Report
Social Media and/or Device Concern (Cell Phone/iPad/Other) Report

Appendix C: Accessibility and Accommodations Guidance

Appendix D: Technical Aspects of Statewide Assessments

Appendix E: Test Administration Windows

Appendix F: Sample Items and Rubrics

Appendix G: Definitions of Relevant Terms

Appendix H: Transition Chart: Indiana’s Graduation Examination and High School Accountability Assessments

Appendix I: Approved Bilingual Dictionary List

Appendix J: Use of Highlighters

Appendix K: Calculator Policy

Documents Established Pursuant to SBOE Administrative Rule, 511 IAC 5-5

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