Public Hearings Begin on School Accountability Changes

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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

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