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September 7, 2017
Innovation schools saw some of the largest gains on ISTEP in Indianapolis Public Schools. Here are the schools that had big changes.
Some schools with big drops in passing rates are surprising.
February 16, 2017
Indianapolis is experimenting with a new kind of teacher — and it’s transforming this school
School 107 is one of six district schools piloting a program that allows principals to pay experienced teachers as much as $18,000 extra each year.
August 24, 2015
IPS neighborhood schools dominate lowest test-scorers
Of the 15 F-rated IPS in 2013-14, all but two also rated an F the year before. All of the 10 lowest scoring schools are neighborhood schools. None are magnet schools.
December 18, 2014
IPS sticking with priority school list despite grade changes
After struggling for three years to earn a passing grade from the state of Indiana — and under threat of possible state takoever — Indianapolis…
August 12, 2014
Most troubled IPS schools see some ISTEP gains
There were some encouraging signs for Indianapolis Public Schools’ most troubled schools in the latest state ISTEP scores, but school officials said the original group of 11 “priority” schools singled out for extra attention still have a long way to go.
August 4, 2014
Middle schools at center of IPS testing woes
For IPS, the annual release of ISTEP scores coincided with the first day of school, and the results prompted something of a reckoning of the state of the district’s offerings, both good and bad.
April 3, 2014
Academic performance of all IPS schools: Find it here
For parents, students, teachers and others who want to be able to look up just how their schools are performing, and how they've been judged by the state, in one place here is the complete list of all IPS schools.
March 4, 2014
IPS, state watching low scoring schools
Last week Chalkbeat wrote about 11 schools, called “priority schools” by IPS, have been identified by Superintendent Lewis Ferebee as the most troubled because they have been rated an F two consecutive years or because their test scores have trended downward. Each will receive intensive intervention and monitoring from the district. But those are not the only schools the district wants to take a closer look at. Ferebee’s team has two other categories of schools it is tracking: focus schools and state priority schools.
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