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Established by the Indiana General Assembly, the State Board of Education oversees K-12 education policymaking in the State of Indiana. The bipartisan board is composed of eleven members, including the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Eight members are appointed by the Governor and must include:
At least six appointees with professional experience in the field of education;
Not more than one appointee from a particular congressional district; and
Not more than five appointees belonging to the same political party.
The remaining two board members are appointed by the Speaker of the Indiana House Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Indiana Senate respectively.
On August 5, 2015 the SBOE preliminarily approved new cut scores for the following CORE assessments for teacher licensure:
The Department of Education is accepting public comments for 30 days at http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing. After the public comment period the SBOE will approve final cut scores in these areas.
Charter and Innovation Network School Grant Program: On August 11, 2015, the State Board of Education released updated guidelines and an application for the Charter and Innovation Network School Grant Program established by Public Law 213-2015. Applications for those schools who do not automatically qualify for a grant must be received by the State Board by September 1, 2015. More information can be found here.
Charter and Innovation School Advance Program: On August 11, 2015, the State Board of Education released updated guidelines and an application for the Charter and Innovation School Advance Program established by Public Law 213-2015. Applications for an advance must be received by the State Board by September 30, 2015. More information can be found here.
New Adult Accountability Rule: On August 24, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., at the Indiana State Board of Education, 143 West Market Street, Conference Room 118, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, the State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the new accountability rule – 14-508. Additional information can be found in the rulemaking docket at http://www.in.gov/sboe/2406.htm under School Performance Categories for Adult High Schools.
Click here to view the revised A-F grading scale, schools and school corporations are to be placed. Rule applicable beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.
The SBOE's Data Reporting Committee meets September 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EDT) in Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room 1 (302 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204).
The SBOE's next Regular Business Meeting will convene on September 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EDT) in Indianapolis in the Indiana Government Center South Auditorium (302 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204). This meeting will be immediately preceded by an executive session (closed to the public) at 9:00 AM (EDT).
The SBOE's Strategic Planning Committee meets September 17, 2015 at 8:30 AM (EDT) in Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room 9 (302 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204).