Another Hearing on School Accountability
The Indiana State Board of Education will Monday hold an additional public hearing on proposed changes to the state’s accountability grading system. The board says the changes would put the state in line with U.S. Department of Education guidelines and Indiana graduation requirements.
The hearing will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Fall Creek Center on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College, located at 2535 North Capital Avenue just north of downtown Indianapolis.
The changes being proposed include adding a "high school on-track" indicator to show a student as "on-track" if he or she has accumulated at least 10 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. It would also add a "well-rounded educational development" indicator to the state’s accountability system, which would include Science and Social Studies scores.
If the changes are approved, they would go into effect in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Those unable to attend Monday’s hearing can still provide public comments at one of the SBOE’s work group meetings on March 21 and April 3. You can also send an email through the board’s public comment portal at email@example.com through March 29 or at the April 4 SBOE meeting.