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Schools adapt as winter causes delays ahead of ISTEP

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Another day of extreme cold and morning snow meant dozens of central Indiana schools decided to delay classes again Wednesday.

When asked how the missed instructional time impacted ISTEP preparations, leaders from several districts said any time away from the classroom disrupts valuable opportunities for educators and students.

Statewide testing was scheduled to begin Feb. 25.

Superintendent for Franklin Township Community School Corporation, Flora Reichanadter said specific time is not set aside for testing preparation.

“Instead it is embedded in our work with the standards throughout the year as we prepare students for the assessments,” Reichanadter said. “When Franklin Township has a delay, we adjust schedules to have the least impact on reading and math times.”

Districts have closed schools due to weather two or three times on average during the 2014-15 winter season.