TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Indiana Department of Education released its A-F school grades for the 2011-2012 school year. The A-F school grading system was first implemented in Indiana last year. This year, the State introduced metrics that capture even more information about student learning.
Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, released the following statement regarding Indiana’s A-F school grades:
“We applaud the State of Indiana for its continued commitment to meaningful education reform. By providing a thoughtful and transparent accountability system through A-F school grades, the State has taken an important step in raising expectations while helping struggling students.
“Congratulations to Gov. Mitch Daniels, Superintendent Tony Bennett, the State Board of Education and state lawmakers for believing in your teachers and students enough to challenge them beyond the status quo.”