School Corporations Get Final Grades

Indiana Department of Education today released school districts’ final grades for the 2014-15 school year.
In response to this release, Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz said, “After more than 18 months spent advocating on behalf of Hoosier students, educators and schools, Indiana’s education community has been held harmless as we transitioned to more rigorous standards and a more rigorous, state-mandated, ISTEP+ assessment. I am pleased to release school corporation accountability grades today, which do not penalize schools and communities for this challenging transition. Hoosier students, educators and families have my gratitude for their dedication and hard work over the past year.”
Gov. Mike Pence signed a plan into law in January saying grades couldn’t go down, they could only go up. Schools either kept their grade from the previous year or saw a rise.
Locally, Wawasee Community School Corporation received a “B”, which is the same as the previous year. In 2013, Wawasee earned a “C”.
Warsaw Community Schools also earned a “B” for the district. In 2014, it dropped to a “B” after earning an “A” in 2013.
For the fourth straight year, Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation earned a “C.”
Whitko Community School Corporation has received a “B” consistently for the past three years.
Manchester Community Schools earned a “C” in 2015 and 2014. In 2013, it received a “B.”
Triton School Corporation earned a “B,” which is the same as the previous year. In 2013, it earned an “A.”