A-F Formula Gets Final State Approval
INDIANAPOLIS - The state of Indiana has given final approval to a new A-F school accountability formula. The measurement will be used beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.
The rule weighs performance and growth equally, with additional factors for high school including graduation rate and performance on AP tests. A schools can only receive an "A" grade if it meets performance and growth goals for all student subgroups, including English Language Learners, free/reduced lunch and special needs.
The Indiana State Board of Education approved the formula in May by a vote of 8-1. Andrea Neal, who is no longer on the board, cast the only "no" vote.
The first results from the new school grading formula should be released late next year.
You can see the final approved rule by clicking here.