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Indiana graduation pathways
digging into data
October 30, 2018
A record number of English learners went to unconventional schools last year. Here’s what that has meant for graduation rates
Last year, the graduation rate for English-learners overall tumbled by about 15 percentage points from the previous year to 61 percent, the lowest it’s been since 2008.
March 9, 2018
Indiana touts workforce readiness. But it could judge schools by a college prep test.
Teachers and administrators raised concerns during a public comment session about Indiana’s proposed A-F grading rules for schools.
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…
December 15, 2017
Parents and educators worry about how new graduation rules will affect students with disabilities
Conversations about pathways, both as they relate to special education and to a variety of other topics, are just getting started.
December 6, 2017
Indiana’s new high school graduation rules were widely opposed by parents and educators. The state board approved them anyway.
The state board heard six hours of public comment before they voted, much of it against the plan.
December 5, 2017
A day before vote, parents and educators passionately object to new high school graduation plan
The state board will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, when there will be more time for public comment before an expected vote.
December 1, 2017
6 things to know before Indiana officials vote on new high school graduation rules
There’s still time to let the state board know what you think before Wednesday's meeting, where they are expected to vote on the "graduation pathways" plan.
November 7, 2017
In a surprise move, a state panel pushes using a college entrance exam as Indiana’s high school test
If adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education and the legislature, the college entrance exam proposal would likely take effect in 2021-2022.
October 11, 2017
Graduating from high school could get more complicated in Indiana, and some fear equity is taking a back seat
The pathways would replace current rules that say all high school students must pass state English and math tests to graduate.
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.
August 10, 2017
Next year, Indiana high schoolers will have to meet more “college or career readiness” requirements to graduate
It’s not yet clear exactly what those requirements will be, but a committee led by the Indiana State Board of Education is beginning the process to figure it out.
April 22, 2017
“ILEARN” is in, ISTEP is out — Indiana legislature approves test set to begin in 2019. Now awaiting governor’s OK.
The “ILEARN” testing system in House Bill 1003 passed the House 68-29 and passed the Senate 39-11. Next, the bill will go to Gov. Eric Holcomb for him to sign into law.
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