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Replacing ISTEP among top priorities for incoming Superintendent of Public Instruction

Posted at 10:28 PM, Nov 10, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana’s newly-elected Superintendent of Public Instruction says replacing the embattled ISTEP Exam is one of her top priorities when she takes office in January.

Jennifer McCormick said the new test should be a “national norm” and should be proven to show growth and reliable performance.

McCormick also said she knows that pay matters and must be a part of the conversation about solving Indiana’s teacher shortage.

"We have to have some really difficult conversations about pay, about preserving autonomy in the classroom so we can preserve that time and let teachers do what they do best which is teach. But, Indiana is going to have to be purposeful in celebrating our teachers and looking at models that we can attract and retain teachers into the field," said McCormick.

A full interview with Superintendent-elect Jennifer McCormick will air Sunday, November 13 at 8:30 a.m. on RTV6.