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Indiana's Education Roundtable

Communication Communication

Effective communication is critical to achieving our shared P-16 vision of providing every Hoosier child with the academic foundation needed to succeed in an ever-changing world. In order for the actions outlined in the P-16 Plan to have long-term and far-reaching effects on improving student achievement, communication strategies must be developed and delivered widely. Effective and targeted communication efforts will:

  • Clearly explain the non-negotiable nature and urgency of raising student achievement for all students;
  • Honestly convey the progress Indiana has made and the challenges that still exist; and
  • Motivate individuals to take specific actions.

Everyone has a part to play if Indiana is to be successful.  Students, parents, teachers, school and district leaders, school counselors, employers, higher education, community leaders, policymakers, child care providers, social service agencies, law enforcement, health care professionals, and others throughout the state and in local communities will need to know their roles in ensuring the success of all of Indiana’s children.

Clearly spelling out what we collectively want for every child will enable us to develop, deliver, and assess the effectiveness of our communication efforts.

  • All infants get the best foundation for learning by receiving the prenatal care they need to enter the world healthy.
  • All children receive the care, love, nurturing and experiences they need as the foundation for early brain development.
  • All children have the early learning experiences they need to enter Kindergarten ready to learn.
  • All students are reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade.
  • All students meet or exceed academic standards at each level.
  • All students enroll and succeed in rigorous high school courses and graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and the workforce.
  • All students have the opportunity to attend college.
  • Every student who enters a postsecondary program completes a degree.
  • Every Hoosier has access to continued lifelong learning.

Next Step to Improve Student Achievement:

Develop and conduct a comprehensive public engagement campaign that consistently and effectively communicates across P-16 the importance; measures taken; and actions needed to improve student achievement.