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Indiana State Board of Education

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 Secretary of Education. 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 of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Indiana Senate respectively.

Local School Boards Can Petition SBOE for Flexibility From Statute and Regulations. More Info Below:

Graduation Pathways

The Graduation Pathways approved December 6, 2017, and amended November 14, 2018, can be found here.

El Documento de Graduaciones en espanol se puede encontrar aqui.

Graduation Pathways Policy Guidance was approved July 11, 2018. Information below:

A-F Appeal

The A-F Grade Appeal Procedures for the 2019-2020 school year are available here

  • Note: Schools that submitted an appeal under these guidelines that was received prior to 11:59 pm EDT on September 22, 2020 had their A-F letter grade embargoed until resolved.
  • The State Board placed grades on October 7, 2020. A second appeal window closed on October 30 and schools had until 11:59 pm EDT on that day to appeal. The grades were released on October 7, 2020.

Please submit questions to the Indiana State Board of Education at the following email address: Applications@sboe.in.gov

Accountability Baseline Reset Request Review Process


Application Timeline:

Applications for an accountability baseline reset are solicited annually from school corporations and accredited non-public schools. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis within a prescribed window. Each applicant will then have an opportunity to respond to the State’s initial determination, including a chance to submit additional artifacts and/or evidence in response to the initial determination. State officials will review any additional information and issue a final determination no later than September 10.

Application Window Opens:      May 1, Annually

Application Window Closes:      July 31, Annually

Initial Determination:                 10 business days from submission

Applicant Response Window:     10 business days from initial determination

Final Determination:                  No later than September 10

Governing Regulation:

511 IAC 6.2-10-9 School changes due to opening, reopening, reconfiguring, or redistribution of students; new accountability baselines

Beginning March 1, 2016, this section applies to schools that:

  • open;
  • reopen;
  • reconfigure; or
  • redistribute students.

To obtain a new accountability baseline, an eligible school must clearly demonstrate all of the following criteria:

  1. An increase or decrease of at least seventy percent (70%) of the student population from the previous year, either by elimination or addition.
  2. A significant change in educational philosophy, curriculum, or staffing.
  3. A change is not being made to avoid accountability

Applications can be sent to Applications@sboe.in.gov

Upcoming Meetings and Hearings

Upcoming Meetings

The Board will hold its next monthly business meeting on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. EST. Though the meeting will be held in person in the Auditorium at the Indiana Government Center South, 302 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204, it may be viewed here. Public comment may be submitted to SBOE_Comment@sboe.in.gov.

The December 15th, 2021 agenda can be viewed here.