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

Important Information

Information Regarding COVID-19 and State Board of Education Meetings

The December 9, 2020 State Board of Education meeting will be conducted remotely via WebEx. Additional information will be available soon. Please direct any questions to mcraft2@sboe.in.gov

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course Funding for the 2020-2021 school year

The following document from the Governor's Workforce Cabinet helps explain some frequently asked questions regarding CTE course funding levels for the 2020-2021 school year: CTE Course Funding 2020-2021 FAQ. CTE course funding levels were approved at the December 27, 2019 State Board of Education meeting. Please direct any questions to GWCpubliccomment@gov.in.gov.  

Accountability Framework

The following SBOE Accountability Framework was shared at the November 10, 2020 meeting:

Webinars featuring panelists interacting with questions and answers will be available for viewing on the following dates. Each webinar is geared toward a target audience. Viewers are encouraged to complete one of the below surveys after viewing one of the webinars.

  • Parents/Guardians (streamed live November 18 at 5:30pm ET and permanently available for viewing soon after that) 
  • Educators (streamed live November 19 at 5:30pm ET and permanently available for viewing soon after that)
  • Administrators (streamed live November 24 at 8:00am ET and permanently available soon after that)

Feedback Surveys: Please use the following links to share your feedback on the SBOE Accountability Framework. In order to be considered, feedback must be submitted by Friday, December 4.

Additional or general comments can also be emailed to SBOE_Comment@sboe.in.gov.



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:

Locally Created Pathways- The window to submit applications for the 2020-2021 school year was March 1 to May 31, 2020



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 December 9, 2020 business meeting online. The meeting can viewed at https://youtu.be/GJv4NrBio8M. Public comment can be submitted to SBOE_Comment@sboe.in.gov.  Please direct any questions to Molly Craft, mcraft2@sboe.in.gov