The Indiana Department of Education has released the 2015-2016 accountability grades for Indiana schools. The grades are the first to be released under the new A-F accountability formula approved by the State Board of Education last year.
The new formula weighed performance and growth equally, also taking into account additional factors for high schools such as graduation rate and AP test performance. Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz thanked teachers, students and their families for "countless hours of work" during the school year.
"This year, Indiana implemented a new student-centered school accountability system utilizing Indiana’s new, more rigorous standards and assessments for the first time," said Ritz. "For those reasons, the 2015-16 school year establishes a new baseline for school accountability grades in Indiana. Moving forward, the Department of Education will continue to support students, educators and schools with the important work of school improvement."
Schools will now have 30 days to appeal their grades to the State Board of Education. You can view the school accountability grades by clicking here.