Indiana relaunches education agency website

2013-09-17T19:15:00Z 2013-09-17T19:27:04Z Indiana relaunches education agency websiteBy Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com
September 17, 2013 7:15 pm  • 

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education has redesigned its website to make information about Hoosier schools more accessible to parents, educators, administrators and taxpayers.

"In order to govern well and openly, we need to make it easy for citizens to see what we are doing," said Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction.

The website, available at doe.in.gov, uses large, easy-to-understand icons that clearly direct users to the specific information they are seeking from the state's education agency.

It also includes a new data portal that puts student test results, school grades and other facts, such as graduation rates, on a single webpage.

"During my first months in office, I regularly heard from Hoosiers that were looking for easy access to information about our schools," Ritz said. "With this new redesign, we have made information more readily available and intuitively searchable."

Ritz said her office will continue to tweak the website in coming months based on user feedback and suggestions.

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