After changing the method for calculating school accountability grades, Indiana has more failing schools and fewer schools with A’s.
The Indiana Department of Education Tuesday released A-F accountability grades for 2016. Failing schools increased by 3.5 percentage points. Schools earning an A dropped by 31.8 percentage points.
“This year, Indiana implemented a new student-centered school accountability system utilizing Indiana’s new, more rigorous standards and assessments for the first time,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said in a statement. “For those reasons, the 2015-16 school year establishes a new baseline for school accountability grades in Indiana.”
- Indiana Dept. of Education
- The Indiana Department of Education released A-F accountability grades for schools. This is a percentage breakdown of where schools were in 2015 compared to 2016.
After the ISTEP scores dipped again in 2016, school officials are already discussing trying to get accountability grades to be held harmless once again.
Schools have 30 days to appeal their accountability grade to the State Board of Education.
A full list of the grades can be found by clicking here.