Public Hearings Begin on School Accountability Changes

Posted: Updated:

The Indiana State Board of Education will Monday hold the first of five public hearings regarding proposed changes to Indiana's accountability grading system. The board says the changes would keep the state in line with new U.S. Department of Education guidelines and Indiana graduation requirements.

The proposed changes include adding a "well-rounded educational development" indicator to the accountability system, which would include science and social studies scores. It would also add a "high school on-track" indicator, which would show a student as "on-track" if he or she has accumulated at least ten course credits and received no more than one "F" in English/language arts, math, science or social studies by the end of his or her first year of high school.

If the changes are approved, they would go into effect in the 2018-2019 academic year.

In January, the board voted to move the proposed changes to a public comment period, which ends April 4. Those that cannot attend any public hearings can submit comments via email at

The public hearings will take place throughout the state on the following dates:

February 19, 2018

4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast
Coliseum Campus, Auditorium, Coliseum Building
3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne IN 46805

February 22, 2018

4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Ivy Tech Community College-North Central
Ivy Café, Room 109
220 Dean Johnson Blvd., South Bend IN 46601

February 26, 2018

4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
University of Evansville
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
1801 East Walnut Street, Evansville IN 47714

March 1, 2018

4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Ivy Tech Community College-Southeast
Lecture Hall, Room 1520
590 Ivy Tech Drive, Madison IN 47250

March 9, 2018

8:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
Indiana Government Center, South
Conference Room C
302 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

  • Perspectives

    • The Evolution of Business: From Bottom Line to Value Creation And Impact

      In today's world, consumers want to know how corporations, as a whole, are taking a stand. In fact, customers are 43 percent more likely to purchase a product from a company they know is committed to social value. It's not just consumers pushing this trend. Financial service industry leaders, like KeyBank's Beth Mooney and BlackRock's Larry Fink, are challenging business owners and the C-Suite to rethink their economic impact, environmental footprint and social conscience.



Company Name:
Confirm Email:
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections


  • Most Popular Stories

    • St. Vincent Announces Layoffs

      St. Vincent Health says it has laid off 85 employees throughout the state. In a statement to Inside INdiana Business, St. Vincent cites a rapidly-evolving healthcare environment as a reason for the workforce reduction. 

    • GM recently announced it would invest more than $1 billion in its Fort Wayne Assembly plant.

      Auto Job Fair Coming to Allen County

      General Motors is hiring more than 100 new employees in Fort Wayne. The positions in everything from finance to manufacturing are following a gradually increasing presence in the area for the past few years. In 2016, the company invested $127 million in its casting plant in Bedford and planned to pump an additional $1 billion into the Fort Wayne area over the next few years to double the size of its operation. The expansion of GM’s operations has led to increased business for ...

    • Indy Firm Taps Appirio Exec as CEO

      An Indianapolis-based design and innovation consulting firm has named a new chief executive officer. Studio Science says Steve Pruden, who most recently served as senior vice president of human resources with Indy tech company Appirio, will lead the company.

    • (Image Courtesy: Lilly Oncology)

      Lilly Closes on Mega Acquisition

      Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has completed its acquisition of ARMO BioSciences Inc. of California. The deal, which was valued at approximately $1.6 billion when first announced last month, boosts Lilly's immuno-oncology pipeline. Lilly offered $50 per share of ARMO stock for the company. ARMO's portfolio includes...

    • Rose-Hulman Adds New Major

      Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students now have another option when choosing a major. The Institute has added a engineering design major which is expected to offer a multidisciplinary experience. Students are enrolled to start the new program in the 2018-2019 school year.