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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:40 pm

Proposed accountability rules move forward

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

Indiana schools could soon be graded on students' science and social studies scores and whether high school freshmen failed multiple core subjects.

Such proposals are included in the accountability rule the State Board of Education advanced today, allowing the draft to be published for public comment.

The changes, which could be in place as early as the 2018-19 academic year, would affect how schools' A to F accountability grades are calculated.

Bluffton High School Principal Steve Baker voiced concerns about the proposed A to F adjustments, calling them foundational changes. Under his calculations, he said, his school would fall from an A to a C.

"This plan will affect every school in the state of Indiana," he said.

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