updated: 1/13/2010 4:05:25 PM
The Indiana Department of Education says nearly 190 schools have received the state's highest distinction for the 2008-2009 school year. The Four Star School Award is based on attendance rates, student achievement and I-STEP+ performance. The full list can be viewed by clicking here.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett today announced Indiana’s Four Star School Awardees for the 2008-2009 school year. The Four Star School Award, the state’s highest distinction, was given to 188 schools for their attendance rates, student achievement and performance on the I-STEP+.
“These Four Star Schools represent the top 25 percent of schools in our state,” Dr. Bennett said. “I want to congratulate all 188 Four Star recipients for their outstanding achievement, and I challenge other Hoosier schools to push for more from their students, parents and educators. I am confident they, too, can be among the best.”
The Four Star School recognition is a non-monetary award given annually by the state. To earn the distinction, a school must be fully accredited by the Indiana State Board of Education, meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and perform in the top 25 percent of all schools in the state in each of the following areas:
I-STEP+ Percent Passing both English/LA and Math
I-STEP+ Language Proficiency T-Score
I-STEP+ Math Proficiency T-Score
For the current list of all 188 Four Star Schools, go to: http://www.doe.in.gov/accreditation/fourstar.html.
Source: Indiana Department of Education