Posted: Thu, 06/28/2018 - 1:34pm Updated: Fri, 05/08/2020 - 2:22pm

The State of Indiana provides a variety of assessments intended to support high school students.

Some assessments may impact graduation requirements. Students must meet Assessment Requirements to qualify for Graduation/Waiver process. The ISTEP+ Waiver and Pathway Waiver are located on the Graduation Waivers page. Visit the Graduation Requirements site to see information about high school graduation requirements.

ISTEP+ Retest Assessments

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) is an assessment that measures student achievement in Mathematics and English/Language Arts beginning in Grade 10. ISTEP+ impacts student graduation through cohort 2022.

For more information about ISTEP+ assessments (including resources to support preparation and understanding scores), select one of the boxes below.

For Families: Discover the test that your child is taking, understand your test results, and find resources to support your child’s success.                                   For Educators: Discover the test that your students are taking, find resources to assist in classroom instruction and assessment, and understand policies related to state-wide testing.

College Entrance Exam (beginning Spring 2022)

Public Law 192-2018 replaces ISTEP+ Grade 10 assessments with a nationally recognized college entrance exam. The Indiana Department of Administration announced the selection of College Board as the vendor to fulfill this assessment requirement.

ISTEP+ Grade 10 will be administered through school year 2019-2020. The transition from the ISTEP+ Grade 10, which is administered during the 10th grade year, and the college entrance exam, which is administered during the 11th grade year, brings about a “gap year” when no high school accountability assessment will be administered. This gap year prevents the double testing of the same cohort of students for accountability purposes, and allows for a clean transition between assessments.

Indiana’s Transition to High School College Entrance Exam:
Assessment by Cohort


 

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

8TH
GRADE

ILEARN 8

ILEARN 8

ILEARN 8

9TH
GRADE

Not Assessed

Not Assessed

Not Assessed

10TH
GRADE

ISTEP+ 10

Not Assessed

Not Assessed

11TH
GRADE

ISTEP+ 10
(retest)

ISTEP+ 10
(retest)

College Entrance Exam

12TH
GRADE

ISTEP+ 10
(retest)

ISTEP+ 10
(retest)

ISTEP+ 
(retest)

PSAT/NMSQT

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized assessment administered by College Board and co-sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. The State of Indiana provides funds (as appropriated in HEA 1001 [2019]) to measure students’ college- and career-readiness, indicate student academic strengths and challenges, and provide additional support to students (I.C. 20-32-9-3). PSAT/NMSQT may be administered to students in grade 10 and/or grade 11 for this purpose.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Advanced Placement (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. AP Exams are offered by the College Board at the conclusion of each AP course. The State of Indiana provides funds to support student participation in AP Exams. For more information about course work, policies, and timelines, visit the Advanced Placement (AP) webpage.