F-rated Indiana schools increase with new grading system
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The number of Indiana schools that received failing marks roughly doubled to 130 this year, while the number receiving A grades fell by half under new ratings for the 2015-16 academic year released by the Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday.
The ratings were the first under a new accountability system that had more rigorous standards and assessments. Outgoing state Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said the new system “establishes a new baseline for school accountability grades.”
Schools earning the highest ratings fell to 24 percent, a decline of more than 600 schools, The Indianapolis Star reported (http://indy.st/2hs6tSq ).