ISTEP leak affects 83,000 tests

March 11, 2011

A western Indiana school district has suspended a teacher who may have leaked part of the state's ISTEP-plus exam, prompting the state to scrap the question and the writing scores for 83,000 eighth-graders. Clay Community School Board approved a half-day suspension with pay Thursday for a teacher accused of helping spread the essay question. The suspension comes amid a statewide effort to discipline teachers who deliberately circulated what they believed was a politically-motivated test essay through e-mails and on Facebook.