(Whitewater Valley)--ISTEP tests have been released for the last time. That standardized test has been a source of controversy in recent years and is being replaced by a different exam called ILEARN. Locally, Northeastern, Nettle Creek, and Union County saw improvement from last year while Richmond, Centerville, and Western Wayne all experienced declines. Union County had the area’s highest percentage of students who passed both math and English at 58.7%. Richmond’s rate was 32%.