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Indiana Standards Tools for Alternate Reporting (ISTAR)

Who takes this test?

  • English/Language Arts – Select students grades 3 through 8, grade 10
  • Mathematics – Select students grades 3 through 8, grade 10
  • Science – Select students grades 4, 6 and 10
  • Social Studies – Select students grades 5 and 7


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ISTAR is Indiana’s alternate assessment designed to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics for grades 3-8 and 10, Science (Grades 4, 6 and 10), Social Studies (Grades 5 and 7) based on alternate academic achievement standards. For students with significant cognitive disabilities, the Case Conference Committee, utilizing the criteria for determining eligibility to participate, may determine that the Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting (ISTAR) is the most appropriate assessment.