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State Issues Letter Grades for Schools

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December 20, 2013 — By Jerry Howard

The Indiana State Board of Education today has completed some of its own homework.

It approved final grades for Indiana schools, which were submitted by the Department of Education to fulfill federal and state accountability requirements for the 2012-2013 school year.  The Board says Indiana schools improved over the prior school year, with 67% of all schools receiving an A or B grade, up from 62% in 2012.

It says 10% more earned A’s than last year.  65% of public schools earned A or B in 2013, up from 58% in 2012.

The percentage of public schools with D or F decreased from 20% in 2012 to 16% in 2013.  72 schools, or about four percent, had grades that varied by more than two grade levels from their prior grade.

Results tables from the State’s Department of Education follow:

All Schools: 2013 Grades

2013 grade Number of Schools
A 938 (45.1%)
B 451 (21.7%)
C 372 (17.9%)
D 209 (10.0%)
F 112 (5.4%)

 

All Public Schools: 2013 Grades

2013 grade Number of Public Schools
A 805 (44.2%)
B 382 (21.0%)
C 332 (18.2%)
D 195 (10.7%)
F 106 (5.8%)

 

Public Schools: Grade Changes (2012 to 2013)

Status

Number of Public Schools
Letter Grade Stayed the Same 892  (49.5%)
Letter Grade Improved 554  (30.8%)
Letter Grade Decreased 355  (19.7%)

 

Public Schools: Schools Staying the Same (2012 to 2013)

2012 vs. 2013 grade Number of Public Schools
Remained an A 502 (56.3%)
Remained a B 128 (14.3%)
Remained a C 131 (14.7%)
Remained a D 67 (7.5%)
Remained an F 64 (7.2%)

 

Public Schools: Schools with Letter Grade Improvements (2012 to 2013)

2012 vs. 2013 grade Number of Public Schools
B to A 157 (28.3%)
C to A 95 (17.1%)
C to B 97 (17.5%)
D to A 38 (6.9%)
D to B 28 (5.1%)
D to C 69 (12.5%)
F to A 8 (1.4%)
F to B 16 (2.9%)
F to C 17 (3.1%)
F to D 29 (5.2%)

 

Public Schools: Schools with Letter Grade Decreases (2012 to 2013)

2012 vs. 2013 grade Number of Public Schools
A to B 112 (31.5%)
A to C 48 (13.5%)
A to D 7 (2.0%)
A to F 2 (0.6%)
B to C 66 (18.6%)
B to D 21 (5.9%)
B to F 1 (0.3%)
C to D 66 (18.6%)
C to F 8 (2.3%)
D to F 24 (6.8%)

 

Summary data:

  • The percentage of all schools (public and non-public) with As or Bs increased from 61.1% in 2012 to 66.7% in 2013
  • The percentage of public schools with As or Bs increased from 57.6% in 2012 to 65.2% in 2013
  • The percentage of public schools with Ds or Fs decreased from 20.3% in 2012 to 16.5% in 2013
  • Approximately 50% of public schools received the same grade in 2013 as they received in 2012
    • 56% of those schools remained As
    • 14% of those schools remained Bs
    • 15% of those schools remained Cs
    • 15% of those schools remained Ds or Fs
  • Approximately 31% of public schools increased their letter grade from 2012 to 2013
  • Approximately 20% of public schools decreased their letter grade from 2012 to 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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