Secondary means of assessing performance
Sec. 2. (a) In addition to scores on the ISTEP program test and other assessments, the department shall use the performance indicators developed under section 1 of this chapter and the benchmarks and indicators of performance in each school corporation's annual performance report as a secondary means of assessing the performance of each school and school corporation.
(b) The department shall assess school performance in the following manner:
(1) Compare the academic performance and growth of the individual students in each school and each school corporation with the prior academic performance and growth of the individual students in the school or school corporation and not to the performance of other schools or school corporations.
(2) Compare the results in the annual report under IC 20-20-8 with the benchmarks and indicators of performance established in the plan for the same school.
Establishment of categories of performance
Sec. 3. The state board shall establish a number of categories, using an "A" through "F" grading scale, to designate performance based on the individual student academic performance and growth to proficiency in each school.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.286-2013, SEC.103.
Placement of school in category or designation of school performance
Sec. 4. The state board shall place each school in a category or designation of school performance based on the department's findings from the assessment of performance and academic growth under section 2 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.286-2013, SEC.104.
Alternative assessment methodology for schools focused exclusively on students with developmental, intellectual, or behavioral challenges
Sec. 4.5. In addition to other benchmarks, performance indicators, and accountability standards developed under this article, the state board shall develop alternative benchmarks, performance indicators, and accountability standards to be used in the assessment of schools that focus exclusively on providing an academic program for students with developmental, intellectual, or behavioral challenges.
As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.255.
IC 20-31-8-5 Version a
Establishment of categories or designation of school performance; replacement of existing categories or designations; basis for new categories or designations
Note: This version of section added by P.L.286-2013, SEC.105. See also following version of this section added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.256.
IC 20-31-8-5 Version b
Alternative accountability system for recovery schools and accelerated learning centers sponsored by the state board
Note: This version of section added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.256. See also preceding version of this section added by P.L.286-2013, SEC.105.
Sec. 5. The state board shall establish an alternative accountability system to assess the performance of a charter school that is sponsored by the Indiana charter school board established by IC 20-24-2.1-1 and designated as a recovery school or an accelerated learning center.
As added by P.L.205-2013, SEC.256.
Change in category or designation of school performance; duty of department
Sec. 6. (a) This section applies to a school that has appealed the school's placement in a category or designation under section 4 of this chapter.
(b) If as a result of an appeal a school's placement in a category or designation under section 4 of this chapter changes, the department shall:
(1) change the category or designation in the department's
(2) notify the school of the change; and
(3) disseminate information concerning the change in the school's placement in the same manner as information concerning the school's original placement was disseminated.
As added by P.L.286-2013, SEC.106.