More than half of Johnson County’s public and private schools earned A’s under Indiana’s school grading system, but local superintendents are worried about changes in how those grades are determined.
Twenty-two of the county’s 41 schools received A’s, down slightly from 25 this past year. But this year Indiana updated the formula it uses to grade schools, making it much more complicated.
The state’s new plan also meant it qualified for a waiver from the federal adequate yearly progress assessment.
Previously, schools that didn’t meet the pass/fail standards of adequate yearly progress couldn’t receive higher than a C from the state. But now schools no longer have their grades capped because of the federal assessment.