Indiana Releases Foster-Care Student Data

Indiana Releases Foster-Care Student Data

April 10, 2019

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 many have yet to comply.” While the law requires states to publicly report “the graduation rates and test scores of students in foster care,” Indiana “tried to go a step beyond with its data collection, requiring schools to share grade retention, suspensions and whether these students attended failing schools.”