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State Board Of Education Approves New A-F Accountability System Approved

Posted On March 17, 2016

By Travis Thayer

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – The Indiana State Board of Education has approved a new A-F accountability system.

The Board voted unanimously to give preliminary approval to growth table number 24 during its monthly business meeting in Indianapolis.

Indiana’s new A-F accountability system will now recognize more than just the number of students who pass statewide exams. The new system will also acknowledge teachers and schools that help grow students academically from year-to-year and award bonus points for students who grow more than one year in their school work.

The Board also voted unanimously to pause efforts to raise the requirements for Indiana’s General, Core 40 and Core 40 with Honors high school diplomas. The percentage of Indiana high school graduates requiring remediation in college has dropped by 13 percent between 2011 and 2014.

“Hoosier teachers and schools are doing great work helping prepare students for success in college and a career,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, President/CEO of Project Lead the Way and State Board Member.

The Class of 2016 will be the first to graduate under the State’s new College and Career Ready academic standards and the requirements that a student earn six credits in math and enroll in math all four years during high school.