New Indiana School Ratings Released

Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett announced in a meeting of the State Board of Education rankings of schools as outlined in Public Law 221. Schools were ranked based on student performance and improvement data from ISTEP+ and End of Course Assessments.

Schools are rated from A to F with A being “Exemplary” and F being “Academic Probation.” The percentage of public schools ranking A increased from 38% to 42% since last year. High schools saw the biggest jump in “Exemplary” rankings from 4% to 16%. Elementary schools continue to rank the highest overall. However, the percentage of public high schools that that rated an F fell from 49% to 7%. A majority of high schools ranked a C, or “Academic Progress.”

Only 16 school corporations had every school receive an A rating, the largest being Carmel Clay with 15 schools. 7 schools are now in their 6th year of probation, including 6 schools in the Indianapolis Public School Corporation.

You can find the full information for each school district including some of the raw data, explanations of the Public Law, and the results of probation on the Department of Education Assessment website.

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