60 Percent of Ind. Schools Get A or B Grade

Thursday, November 1, 2012

About 60 percent of Indiana public and private schools earned A's or B's for student progress during the 2011-2012 academic year under a reconfigured grading system that critics claim is fundamentally flawed.

"This is a very good day for Indiana schools," Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett told State Board of Education members who voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the grades for public, charter and private schools.

About 150 schools received failing grades that could eventually position them for state takeover unless they improve, but no schools were marked for takeover this year, state Department of Education spokesman Alex Damron said.

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