Indiana Department of Education 2012 review (Bennett) / baseline for comparison

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2012 Education overview made by Dr. Tony Bennett (Indiana Superintendent).

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Indiana Department of Education 2012 review (Bennett) / baseline for comparison

  1. 1. INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2012 PROGRESS REPORT presented by Dr. Tony Bennett 90-25-90 We set aggressive goals •95 percent of students pass both Math and English sections of ISTEP+ •25 percent of high school students will achieve a passing score on at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam or earn college credit •90 percent of students will graduate high school Students are performing better by every measure •71 percent are passing on ISTEP+ •13.4 percent are passing AP •85.7 percent are graduating from high school Early Childhood Reading •Basic reading proficiency is critical to student success •Every child, regardless of race or social economic background should be able to read by the end of third grade •Indiana’s IREAD-3 measures students’ readiness for success moving forward •Additionally, Indiana has put an intense focus on early reading instruction with a developmental system of assessments prior to IREAD-3 •Currently, 84 percent of third grades show grade-level reading skills
  2. 2. Educator Effectiveness Policies Basic Principles •Supporting, developing and retaining Indiana’s good teachers and principals •Holding principals and superintendents accountable for their role in that work •Providing meaningful feedback and professional development to help all educators improve classroom practice Excellence in Performance •New grant supports schools to reward and build excellence •$6 million has already been awarded – with $9 million available next year. School Choice Choice Scholarship Programs •Allows qualifying families to use state education dollars (called scholarships or vouchers) to send children to non- public schools that best meet needs •Largest first-year voucher program in country with more than 3,900 students in 2011-2012 school year •To date, that number has more than doubled for 2012-2013 school year Indiana Charter School Board (ICSB) •Authorizes high-performing charter schools and holds them accountable for performance •Approved 32 new charter schools during 2011-2012
  3. 3. Innovation & Technology Indiana has increased technology options for schools •Changed policies now allow digital-type texts to be considered alongside traditional textbooks •Currently, 108 school corporations are providing a one-to-one technology initiative •Online testing has risen from 16,000 in 2010 to over 334,000 in 2012 Innovation Fund •Supports districts in starting or expanding high quality innovative programs •$2.5 million has been awarded to date

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