The standardized tests given to North Judson-San Pierre students are locked in a room that cannot be accessed by anyone else during the school day. That is one of the 17 state-mandated safety protocols the corporation is required to follow to ensure the integrity of the tests they administer. The school board this week approved an amended test security policy.
Superintendent Lynn Johnson says the state requires all corporations to have one on the books since the tests are secure materials. It includes guidelines for everyone who handles the documents, including teachers, administrators and the custodians who handle the boxes to be shipped. School officials note they’ve followed a test security protocol for several years but had to amend it to address three new policies mandated by the state.