Behning responds to Governor Holcomb’s call to hold schools, teachers harmless for ILEARN scores

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, August 26, 2019 9:23 am

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s call to hold harmless Indiana’s teachers and schools for ILEARN scores after the test’s first year:

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 26, 2019) – “We knew there would be an adjustment period as we transitioned from ISTEP to ILEARN. While these results are not the ones we had hoped for, the value of Hoosier students and teachers is not defined by test scores, but by the learning being accomplished in the classroom. We are taking a hard look at our overall state accountability system. Our priority continues to be preparing students for life after high school, whether they enter the workforce immediately or continue their education.”

 

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State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 91,

which includes portions of Hendricks and Marion counties.