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School Accountability

Educators: New grade system will be more fair

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz maintains she does not intend to follow in her predecessor's footsteps and take over failing public schools.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
State accountability rules may force out principals

State accountability rules may force out principals

The Indiana Department of Education has hosted school accountability meetings across the state with leaders of schools that earned a D or an F, and how to meet state and federal guidelines.

February 11, 2014 7:15 pm Photos




School corporation accountability grades

These are Northwest Indiana public school districts' A-F accountability grades for 2013.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: New school rating system makes the grade

The Indiana State Board of Education voted to replace the 1-4 grade point average type of scale for calculating school performance, on the A-F system, with a more sensible 100-point measure.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am
New measure to grade schools clears first hurdle

New measure to grade schools clears first hurdle

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education reluctantly approved the framework of a new A-F school grading system Wednesday to meet a legal deadline, but members insisted there remains much work to be done before the revised accountability model is ready to be used.

November 13, 2013 1:20 pm Photos


Indiana has struggled to devise school grading systems

Indiana has struggled to devise school grading systems

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence makes it sound like the simplest thing in the world: "We grade our kids every day in the classroom; we can grade our schools every year."

November 02, 2013 9:00 pm Related

New model for grading schools advances

INDIANAPOLIS | Seventeen Hoosier education and business leaders working together more than 50 hours in seven meetings over the past five weeks have crafted what may become the second generation of Indiana's school grading system.

October 28, 2013 7:30 pm

Governor won't give up on letter grades for Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is insisting Indiana schools be graded for the 2012-13 school year, even though the state's grading system has proven to be easily manipulated and thousands of students had their standardized exams interrupted in April by computer errors.

August 15, 2013 6:30 pm

State confirms Bennett altered school grades

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education has confirmed former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett improperly altered school accountability grades.

August 07, 2013 12:24 pm

House, Senate earn 'incomplete' on changes to A-F school rating system

INDIANAPOLIS | Plans to reform the A-F grading system used to rate Indiana schools hit roadblocks in the House and Senate Monday, but the idea will likely be revived during the two months remaining in the legislative session.

February 26, 2013 4:15 pm

Senate panel gives 'F' to school letter grades

INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate Education Committee approved legislation Wednesday that could end Indiana's A-F school grading system, permit some illegal immigrants to continue receiving in-state college tuition and give certain school corporations a say in whether new charter schools can open.

February 20, 2013 8:45 pm
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