Teachers in trouble over ISTEP help

March 10, 2011

School administrators in Madison County say a pair of teachers committed an ethics violation by giving some students too much help in preparing for their ISTEP exams. As a result, a portion of the ISTEP exam taken by 6th graders at Pendleton Elementary School Intermediate has been invalidated. Superintendent Tom Warmke said the teachers looked at the science portion of the exam beforehand and then taught their students the material. The teachers face discipline ranging from a written reprimand to termination.