INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana education officials plan to pay a company $43 million to create, implement and grade the new test that’ll replace the much-maligned ISTEP standardized exams.
State officials have approved a three-year contract with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research. They chose it over four other bidders, though it wasn’t the lowest cost offered.
Test preparation will cost $3 million. The first year of the test’s use will cost $20.6 million, and the second year will cost $21.6 million, according to the contract proposal.