The Indiana Department of Education announced the 2014-15 Four Star Schools today. In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in two ISTEP-based categories. Additionally, a qualifying school must have earned the highest designation in the state’s accountability system and be accredited by the Indiana Department of Education. A total of 287 schools received the award throughout the state.
“I am pleased to recognize Indiana’s Four Star Schools today,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I applaud the hard-work and dedication of the students, educators and families at these exceptional schools as we transitioned to more rigorous college-and-career ready standards and assessments last year.”
A complete list of the schools that received the award, as well as a more complete methodology outlining Four Star determination, can be found on the Department’s website.