Indiana senators propose dumping ISTEP. Remember when Indiana decided to stick with its own test, the ISTEP, instead of switching to PARCC? That was sooooo 2014! Now a trio of state senators wants to throw the ISTEP overboard and use something cheaper. According to the Associated Press, a new bill proposes revising Indiana's standards and choosing an off-the-shelf set of exams by July 2016. They like the cost of that idea better than paying a vendor to develop tests just for Indiana, which is what the state currently plans to do.