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The Indiana State Board of Education is hitting the brakes on a plan to overhaul A-F school grades
The Indiana State Board of Education is pressing pause on a proposed overhaul of how schools are graded that…
January 23, 2018
Plans for a single Indiana diploma advance with new rules that raise the bar for graduation waivers
In a move that might make it more difficult for some students to graduate, Indiana lawmakers are considering raising the threshold for allowing students to…
January 19, 2018
Indiana’s federally required education plan wins approval
The U.S Department of Education announced the plan's approval on Friday.
January 16, 2018
Will Indiana go through with a ‘confusing’ plan that could mean every school winds up with two A-F grades?
It's pretty uncommon for states to adopt two accountability systems.
January 10, 2018
State board OKs new A-F grade plan that ‘will affect every school in Indiana’
The rules were approved 7-4.
January 5, 2018
Proposed A-F grading rules would make test scores even more important in Indiana
The changes come as Indiana works to create a plan comply with new federal education law, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act.
September 19, 2017
Educators to state officials: ‘Indiana needs just one diploma’
Multiple previous efforts to redo diploma requirements have resulted in little action and several false starts.
moving on up
September 18, 2017
With Holcomb’s support, Indiana’s next education plan heads to Washington
In a tweet Monday afternoon, state Superintendent Jennifer McCormick thanked Holcomb for his support.
August 22, 2017
After almost 10 years of changes to Indiana classrooms, ESSA’s headed your way. Here’s what you should know about the new federal law.
Given Indiana’s history, ESSA is likely to be just the latest in a long line of education policy changes.
August 17, 2017
Indiana is working on a plan to make sure every school — not just white, affluent ones — has high-quality teachers
Indiana is examining how teachers are divided up among schools as part of its work on a new education plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
August 2, 2017
Indiana’s A-F grade overhaul now awaits approval from Holcomb, feds
The plan won’t be final until the state board completes its formal rulemaking process sometime in 2018.
July 27, 2017
Goodbye, focus and priority schools: Hello, new ways of supporting Indiana’s struggling students, whether their school is an A or an F.
We break down the new rules and answer some questions.
July 24, 2017
New federal rules are pushing Indiana to explore giving state tests in Spanish
Based on a 2016 report from Education Week, fewer than 12 states test in languages other than English.
stuck in the middle
July 20, 2017
How changes to dual credit and federal law are affecting schools and putting Indiana education officials in a bind
The board is expected to have further discussions on ESSA in August.
July 11, 2017
Special education advocates want all students to be ready for life after high school — even those who don’t get diplomas
The proposal will be presented to the Indiana State Board of Education on Wednesday.
July 7, 2017
The feds have a new definition for graduation rate, and Indiana’s general diploma doesn’t count
As early as fall of 2018, the general diploma could cease to count in the graduation rate the state is required to report to the federal government.
June 30, 2017
Indiana has a new plan for schools and A-F grades. Here’s how it’s different from No Child Left Behind.
The plan next gets released for public comment through July 20.
To grade or not to grade?
November 28, 2016
Feds say Indiana can drop its A-F system. But does it want to?
Today federal officials made two announcements about ESSA.
September 12, 2016
Indiana debates giving state exams to newly arrived immigrants
Indiana must soon decide between two options for measuring how well immigrant students are doing in school.
August 22, 2016
State committee ponders changes to school A-F grade system — again
Indiana is beginning the tedious, but important, work of making sure every part of its A-F school grading system meets new federal education rules.
July 12, 2016
No Child Left Behind is gone. Here’s how new federal law could affect Indiana schools
As Indiana tries to decide the future of testing in classrooms across the state, it’s also dealing with complicated new federal rules.
July 6, 2016
How to measure school quality beyond test scores? State officials count the ways
Ultimately, the state will have to choose just one to use in its new A-F letter grade system, but for now, all are under consideration, state education officials say.
February 9, 2016
Junking Indiana’s ISTEP test: What might come next and at what cost?
Lawmakers want to overhaul standardized tests, but state and federal law could limit how much they change.
January 11, 2016
The demise of NCLB could make it easier for Indiana to kill ISTEP
But lawmakers who want to dump ISTEP right now might have to wait for more federal guidance.
July 15, 2015
The basics of Indiana’s NCLB waiver: An ongoing debate
In 2012, Indiana negotiated a waiver from sanctions of NCLB, making promises to the federal government in exchange. Ever since, managing it has been a bit messy.
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