Indiana

Indiana Releases Foster-Care Student Data

According to Kate Stringer at The 74, Indiana recently released “one of the most detailed” reports to-date regarding how foster youth are doing in school. “That makes the state a leader” as ESSA “now requires all states to report academic data for these students, and...

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IN Grades Better Than Federal Grades for Indiana Schools

According to Stephanie Wang in the Indianapolis Business Journal, most of Indiana’s schools “received better grades under the state’s rating system than they did based on new federal standards, according to 2018 A-F grades released” last week. Most schools in the state received two grades...

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Two Report Cards Better than One (or Not…)?

Niki Kelly reports for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that Indiana schools are set to get two grades starting this year. One will be under the state’s existing accountability statutes, while the other will be “under the state’s plan complying with the federal Every Student...

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Feds Deny Indiana Grad Rate Waiver Request

According to Eric Weddle at Indiana Public Media, ESSA “requires states to report graduation rates uniformly,” which “means Indiana’s least rigorous diploma of the four offered, the general diploma, no longer counts in graduation rates.” Recently, the U.S. Education Department “denied Indiana’s request for a waiver...

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So, About That Letter Grade Change…

According to Arika Herring at the Indianapolis Star, the Indiana Board of Education is putting the brakes on changes to its proposed A-F letter grading system for another year or more. Without moving forward with the new system, “schools will receive two letter grades—one state,...

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State Board Seeks Accountability on Accountability

Eagle 99.3 FM WSCH reports that the Indiana State Board of Education is “once again looking to revise the state’s school accountability rules.” In January, the board voted 7-4 “to advance proposed changes for school accountability, in which schools and school corporations are annually assigned...

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Solution to Great Indiana Diploma Debacle?

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports how, last year, Indiana officials learned from their federal counterparts that the state’s “general diploma” would no longer qualify to be included in the total number of graduates reported to the federal government. State Senator Dennis Kruse—the GOP chair of...

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