School accountability grades see a minor increase in As

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INDIANAPOLIS – The 2017 school accountability grades show a subtle improvement from the previous year

In the grades released Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Education, almost 25 percent of school improved one or more letter grades. Nearly 6 percent of schools improved their letter grades to an A. Overall, 62 percent of schools received either an A or B.

“I am encouraged by the results of our current accountability grades as an indication of the great education Indiana students are receiving,” Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction said in a statement.

In 2015, the State Board of Education switched to a new accountability system, which rewards a school’s growth as well as other career-readiness standards. This is the second year with the new system.

McCormick, however, said the work is not done.

“As a department we will continue to partner with stakeholders from the state level to the local community to ensure every school is successful and every student is academically prepared for the future,” said McCormick in a statement.

A full list of grades can be found by at is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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