The first year of ILEARN is in the books.
The results were not good. Scores were much lower across the state in comparison to the ISTEP scores families received previously. While scores for specific schools have not been made available to the public yet, students and families know their scores, and individual schools know their scores.
Low scores have stoked fears of repercussions but if State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick and Gov. Eric Holcomb have their way, the scores will not hurt schools.
McCormick also wants to separate teacher evaluations and pay from ILEARN results. Schools are not the only ones who have an unfavorable view of the scores. Parents have complained as well. Many critics are asking if the ILEARN is a proper metric to evaluate students.
Full LEARN results will be released on Sept. 4.