Spring 2015 ISTEP+ Results for Algebra 1 and English 10 College-Career Ready Assessment (CCRA)

In follow-up to last week’s update, ISTEP+ for grades 3-8 were not the only assessments to see changes in the spring of 2015.  This week results from the ISTEP+ Algebra 1 and English 10 College-Career Ready Assessment will be released.  This test combined a graduation examination for students and also included an accountability measure for schools.  The 2015 administration of the assessment was required for students in grade 10.  If a student already took and passed the Algebra 1 ECA prior to the Spring 2015 testing window their scores were banked for accountability.

Beginning in spring of 2016, the ISTEP+ at the 10th grade level will replace the End of Course Assessments for Algebra 1 and English 10.  Students will be assessed in the areas of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.  The Indiana Department of Education has a page dedicated to this transition, although many of the documents have not yet been uploaded. Watch for more information to come!

PTSC Standouts:



Boone Grove High School was pleased to welcome Senator Ed Charbonneau to the district.  Senator Charbonneau toured the school and spent some time at New Horizons Learning Center, the alternative education program housed at Boone Grove High School and educating students from the high schools of Boone Grove, Hebron, Kouts, Morgan Township, Washington Township, and Wheeler.  Thanks to Kelly Johnson for facilitating the campus visit!

Congratulations to Olivia Foster and Courtney Casbon who were named Porter County Career and Technical Center Outstanding Students for the first quarter.  Great job!

Email PTSC standouts to Dr. Schmidt at stacey.schmidt@ptsc.k12.in.us.

Important Dates:

  • November 18:  Online Day, BGHS and BGMS
  • November 26:  No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • November 27:  No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 21-January 1:  No School, Winter Break
  • January 15:  End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester

Things to Know/Do:

  • Have you had the chance to watch this video put out by the Porter County Sheriff’s Department?  This is a powerful look at the growing problem in Porter County–and is something that every parent should watch.  It is even more powerful to watch it with your child.  Take the time to watch it today!

  • Now hiring substitute teachers! Please contact Linda Dusek at the administration building if you are interested in substitute teaching and she will help you start the application process and discuss qualifications.
  • Do your friends and neighbors know how to find our weekly updates? Even if your neighbors don’t have kids in school tell them about our weekly updates so they can hear the great news of what happens at PTSC!
  • Every Wednesday is a 30-minute delayed start. If we have a 2-hour delay, students will arrive at school 2 hours after the regular start time for the building.
  • We are also looking for bus drivers to drive our extra-curricular runs. If you are interested, please apply online. It’s a great way to earn some money and attend extra-curricular events!

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