Accreditation Types

Posted: Fri, 09/30/2011 - 2:27pm Updated: Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:49am

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) accredits both public and non-public schools that choose to seek accreditation under law. IDOE has issued accreditation ratings for 2,114 Indiana public and non-public schools for the 2010-2011 academic year. Private schools are not required to be accredited by IDOE.

The accreditation status is predominantly determined by performance for the previous academic year as determined by the by Public Law 221 provisions. Additionally, compliance with legal standards established for accredited schools by Indiana statute or regulations of the Indiana State Board of Education is also considered.

EXPLANATION OF ACCREDITATION STATUS
ACCREDITATION
TYPE
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
PL 221 PERFORMANCE
LEGAL
STANDARDS
SCHOOL
IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Full Accreditation PL 221 Rated:
     A   [Exemplary]
     B   [Commendable]
     C   [Academic Progress]
Complies with all legal standards Revised annually and the plan always lays out the strategy for the next three years. The updated plan is submitted to the IDOE each fall.
Provisional Accreditation – Legal Standards Only PL 221 Rated:
     A   [Exemplary]
     B   [Commendable]
     C   [Academic Progress]
Complies with some legal standards but not all Revised annually and the plan always lays out the strategy for the next three years. The updated plan is submitted to the IDOE each fall.
Provisional Accreditation PL 221 Rated:
     D   [Academic Watch]
     F   [Academic Probation]
Complies with all, or most, legal standards Revised annually and the plan always lays out the strategy for the next three years. The updated plan is submitted to the IDOE each fall.
Probationary Accreditation PL 221 Rated:
     F   [Academic Probation]
          for fourth year or greater
Complies with all, or most, legal standards Revised annually and the plan always lays out the strategy for the next three years. The updated plan is submitted to the IDOE each fall.
Accredited-Charter School
Charter Is Granted By Statutory Approved Agency
PL 221 Placements are determined. Please access IC 20-24-9 for statute specific to oversight, reporting requirements and charter revocation Not Applicable No. School’s charter serves as plan.
Accredited-Freeway School Minimum achievement requirements and consequences are outlined in Freeway statute IC 20-26-15-6 Not Applicable No. Contract with State Board serves as school improvement plan.