INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Implementing new education standards for students in Indiana’s classrooms could end up costing the state and school corporations millions of dollars.
A report by the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency puts the price of preparing teachers for the change that will replace the Common Core standards as high as $125 million.
Another estimate shows new tests for those assessments could end up costing as much as $26 million more each year.
Some schools already have sunk millions into the contentious national standards in the Common Core that Indiana is working to replace.
Republican state Sen. Luke Kenley of Noblesville says he’s unsure if lawmakers will dole out more money for schools during budget talks next year.