A-F Accountability

Posted: Tue, 11/22/2011 - 4:27pm Updated: Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:15pm

Beginning with the 2010-11 academic year, the State Board of Education changed the labels for school categories based on student performance from the terms Exemplary, Commendable, Academic Progress, Academic Watch and Academic Probation to easy-to-understand letter grades (A, B, C, D and F).

The new A-F labels improve transparency by allowing parents and community members to better recognize how well Indiana schools are performing and leading students to achieve positive academic outcomes.

Starting with the 2011-12 academic year, the State Board of Education adopted the use of a new methodology for determining a school or corporation's grade, A-F.

Indiana's new A-F model holds schools and corporations to higher standards and provides a more accurate picture of their performance by incorporating student academic growth and graduation rates, as well as college and career readiness, as measures of success.

2013 A-F Results

2012-2013 A-F Workbooks

Additional A-F Documentation

Public Law 221 Appeals

Pursuant to Ind. Code § 20-31-8-6 and 511 IAC 6.2-6-12, a school may appeal its category placement if the school believes that the annual assessment data used to calculate the categories does not provide an accurate picture of the school’s improvement and performance.

If, after reviewing the school’s category designation, the school wishes to appeal the placement then the school should complete the “Appeals Request” form linked below. Appeals requests will be accepted beginning on November 15, 2013 and must be received no later than 4:30pm (EDT) on December 2, 2013.  Only requests completed on the “Appeals Request” form and submitted electronically to afappeals@doe.in.gov will be accepted. Please follow all directions when completing the “Appeals Request” form. Appeals will be processed as they are received. Please review the “Appeals Timeline & Requirements” linked below for more information on the appeals process. Any questions about the appeals process should be directed to your Outreach Coordinator.

  • A-F Appeals Request Form
  • A-F Appeals Process Timeline and Requirements

Public Law 221

Public Law 221 (P.L. 221) is the state law by which Indiana's accountability model is authorized. Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, Indiana replaced the existing P.L. 221 metrics with the new A-F accountability model in order to determine a school or school corporation's P.L. 221 status. Please click HERE for past P.L. 221 results or more information on P.L. 221.

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact schoolaccountability@doe.in.gov.