Indiana State Board of Education Affirms School Letter Grade Delay

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana State Board of Education (Board) met today for its September business meeting.

The Board unanimously approved a resolution to affirm that there will be no action to place school letter grades until the General Assembly explores how to ease the transition to ILEARN. This resolution is in response to recent public statements from state leaders.

“In line with Gov. Holcomb’s call to hold harmless, the Board will not place school letter grades until the General Assembly takes the appropriate action to ensure this year’s ILEARN scores do not have an adverse impact on schools and teachers,” said B.J. Watts, board chair. “Once action has been taken, the Board will hold a special meeting to assign those grades.”

Board members also voted to adopt Kindergarten Readiness Indicators as the state’s kindergarten readiness assessment for the state’s pre-kindergarten pilot program.

The Board will meet next month on October 2, 2019 on the campus of Indiana University Northwest in Gary.

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