Indiana Releases Statewide 'A-F' GradesPosted: Updated:
After months of delay, the Indiana Department of Education has released accountability grades for schools throughout the state. Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz says a new "more transparent and fair" model will replace the current one during the 2014-2015 academic year. The 'A-F' grades were approved by the state school board at a meeting this morning in Indianapolis. You can download the full spreadsheet from the Indiana Department of Education by clicking here.
In total, Indiana schools received the following grades in 2013:
A - 938
B - 451
C - 372
D - 209
F - 112
Results from last year are:
A - 856
B - 420
C - 425
D - 242
F - 144
December 20, 2013
Statement from Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz regarding the release of this data:
"I want to thank Indiana's educators, administrators, parents, and most importantly, students for their patience and countless hours of work over the last academic year. Due to problems caused by the company that administered the ISTEP, these 2012-13 school accountability grades were unfortunately delayed until this point.
"Though this current model for calculating school accountability grades will be changing, the data does show that some great learning is occurring in our schools, and I want to congratulate our students for their successes. The 2013-14 school year will be the last year for our current model. As Superintendent, I am excited that our new model for school accountability will measure both student performance and growth in a way that gives our educators, students, and parents the needed information to address each student's academic needs. The new, more transparent and fair model will be fully operational for the 2014-15 school year."
Source: The Indiana Department of Education