Changing the way schools are assessed is a top priority for the state’s new superintendent of education, but two proposals have failed to get approval from state lawmakers this year.
Lawmakers are hopeful they can find an alternative to the A-F
grading scale currently used to assess Indiana’s schools. Schools have been receiving letter grades from the state for the past two years, but last year the formula used to calculate those grades was changed.
The new calculations are so complex that principals, superintendents and officials at the Indiana Department of Education are still trying to understand how they work.