Department of Education Releases School GradesPosted: Updated:
The Indiana Department of Education says nearly three-quarters of Indiana schools received an A or B in the 2014 accountability report. The number of schools receiving an A has increased in each of the last three years. You can see the full list of school grades by clicking here.
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Statement From Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz
"I want to thank Indiana's educators, administrators, parents, and most importantly, students for their countless hours of work over the last academic year. This data shows significantly increased performance for our schools, particularly in schools that have been lower performing in prior years. I want the thank the Indiana Department of Education's Outreach Division for their efforts in working with our Focus and Priority Schools."
Source: Indiana Department of Education
Statement from Indiana State Teachers Association President Teresa Meredith
"Despite a flawed system that relies heavily on high stakes standardized testing, ISTA is not surprised by how well Indiana's traditional public schools have been graded for 2014. We're pleased to see that nearly three-quarters of traditional public school received a grade of either an 'A' or 'B'. It acknowledges the hard work of our students and teachers.
"The students attending the 10 percent of the traditional public schools that have received a grade of 'D' or 'F' need additional supports to meet the unique challenges these particular schools face. We hope that the Governor and legislature see that the Department of Education receives additional resources to carry out this additional assistance.
"The accountability grades clearly show that silver bullet solutions to 'reform' public education through the establishment of charter schools is not working. Six in 10 charter schools have earned a grade of 'D' or 'F'. The poor performance of charter schools leads us to believe that further siphoning of resources from our community traditional public schools should be stopped. Since charter schools do not fall under the same accountability consequences as traditional public schools, a moratorium should be considered on approving additional charter schools."
Source: Indiana State Teachers Association