A new state accountability system that gives schools letter grades shows 80% of Indiana schools getting a “C” or better and slightly more than 7% getting an “F”.
The letter grades are designed to show how well schools are meeting academic standards and Indiana Department of Education officials say the letter grades will make it easier for parents to understand how well the schools in their communities are doing.
Critics say the grades can give a false impression of how a school is doing.
The breakdown of letter grades is as follows…
- A’s - 40.9 %
- B’s - 20.1 %
- C’s - 20.3 %
- D’s - 11.5 %
- F’s - 7.1 %
The percentage of Indiana schools receiving an “A” did drop from 47.2%, however the number of schools getting a “B” increased from 9.5%. The number of schools getting a “C” grade dropped from 25.9%. “D” graded schools dropped from 12.2 % and the number of schools getting an “F” rose from 5.3 %
A complete list of schools and their grades can be found here.