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Indiana Report Cards Face Test Transition, COVID Closures

Indiana’s state school report cards will, like those of most other states navigating the cancellation of spring testing due to Covid-19, lack information typically required under ESSA. However, Indiana now faces two year’s of incomplete or missing data, as state officials had been granted protection...

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Indiana Community Programs Receive Support From ESSA-Funded Grant

Over $10 million will be distributed to 45 “out-of-school” programs in Indiana, according to the state department of education. The fund, which is continued through Title IV of ESSA, focuses on providing support to “local programs providing a safe and enriching learning environment to bolster...

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Indiana State Board of Education Seeks to Improve Literacy

The State Board of Education approved the optional use of the Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD-3) for 4th-grade students for the upcoming fall 2020 term. The goal of the IREAD-3 is to help local education officials make data-driven decisions surrounding the literacy of their...

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Indiana Focused More on Connection Than Attendance

“Attendance is now one of the many facets of K-12 education that has been redefined because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced school buildings to close and most students to transition to online learning,” writes Allie Kirkman. The reality is, argues Kirkman, that no...

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INview Gives New Insights for Families Seeking School Information

Launched last month by the Indiana Department of Education, Indiana’s new data portal, INview, “aims to make it easier for families to access school information.” According to spokesperson Adam Baker, the site includes data not previously available, including “school and corporation level data on student...

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Indiana Governor Calls for Delay in Assessment Consequences

Indiana Governor Eric Holoclm is calling on the Indiana legislature to “delay consequences for schools after the state learned ILEARN scores dropped” when compared to the previous assessment, ISTEP+. “This action will ease the transition to ILEARN, which is a student assessment that allows Indiana...

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