Indiana education officials may change school grading system

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana education officials are considering changing the state's school grading system.

The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/2tnlFVD ) reports that the Indiana State Board of Education is considering giving student proficiency more significance than student growth when grading school performance.

Board members say they think it's more important to know how students are performing on grade level.

Last year, the board implemented a new grading system that measured student improvement and standardized test performance equally.

The board is reevaluating the grading system as part of the state's effort to create a plan for a new federal education policy called the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The law requires states to submit detailed plans for how they'll measure school performance, improve struggling schools and how schools will be graded.

The board is expected to revisit the issue in August.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com


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