Indiana education officials may change school grading system

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

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

The Indianapolis Star ( ) 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.


Information from: The Indianapolis Star,

Web Only

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories