I have been following merit pay throughout the semester, so when I saw an article about merit pay in Indiana, I was immediately interested. This article states that governer Mike Pence does not believe that ISTEP scores should not impact teachers’ pay.

Superintendent Glenda Ritz has warned about falling ISTEP scores because of increasingly higher state standards.

i agree with this article, because there are too many factors that can effect ISTEP scores.  Also, basing a teacher’s competency solely on a test score seems unfair and does not accuratly reflect a teacher’s effectiveness.