ISTEP....Wow? As a special education teacher, ISTEP is so different. ISTEP comes with so much. At the Annual Case Review, we decide what the student will need as accommodations. Changes can and will be made later.
Then comes January with the checks and rechecks of accommodations, setting up groups, and checking again. This is not including the time spent getting students to understand their accommodations.
When ISTEP arrives my day revolves around testing. I normally get the chance to test two groups and do make ups for a grade level. This year I get three groups and make ups. By the end of the day, I could recite the examiner,s manual. Although, the moment I shut that examiner's manual it is out of my mind.