Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

October 31, 2012

60% of Indiana schools get A or B grades


The Associated Press

Indianapolis —  

About 60 percent of Indiana public schools are getting A or B letter grades for student progress, while about 7 percent received failing grades that could position them for state takeover if they don't improve.
 
The State Board of Education approved the grades for the nearly 2,100 public schools across the state on Wednesday.
 
The grading system is based largely on student standardized test scores, graduation rates and college and career readiness. Critics have argued that the rules for the grades are unfair and inaccurate.
 
Education officials say overall, 43 schools moved up at least three letter grades.
 
The state carried out its first-ever takeovers last year of four schools in Indianapolis and one in Gary after years of poor student scores.