A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to memorialize and honor Dr. J.
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A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to memorialize and honor Dr.
J. Stephen Grimes.
Whereas, Dr. J. Stephen Grimes gave his life to the
children of the State of Indiana's school system;
Whereas, for the past seventeen years, Dr. Grimes served
as the Assistant Superintendent for the Indiana Department
of Education's Center for Assessment, Research and
Information Technology. While at the Department of
Education, he also served as senior officer of the Center for
Administration and Financial Management;
Whereas, Dr. Grimes was instrumental in launching the
ISTEP-Plus program for statewide testing of Hoosier
students. The ISTEP-Plus tests students' basic skills and
their ability to apply these skills in real world situations;
Whereas, prior to working for the Indiana Department of
Education, Dr. Grimes served ten years as Director of the
Office of Fiscal and Management Analysis in the Indiana
Legislative Services Agency, developing new research and
evaluation programs responsible to the Indiana General
Whereas, Dr. Grimes gave over twenty-eight years of his life to making the State of Indiana a better place by
implementing policies to improve education: Therefore,
SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly memorializes and honors Dr. J. Stephen Grimes for his work and dedication to the State of Indiana.
SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to the Grimes family.