Today, the Indiana Department of Education released 2015-16 accountability grades for Indiana schools. The grades became public after the Indiana State Board of Education approved the placement of schools into their respective categories. The grades can be found here.
In response to this release, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz released the following statement:
“I want to thank Indiana’s students, educators and families for their countless hours of work over the last academic year. This year, Indiana implemented a new student-centered school accountability system utilizing Indiana’s new, more rigorous standards and assessments for the first time. For those reasons, the 2015-16 school year establishes a new baseline for school accountability grades in Indiana. Moving forward, the Department of Education will continue to support students, educators and schools with the important work of school improvement.”