The education advocacy group Early Learning Indiana has awarded $72,500 to programs across the state designed for youngsters.
School districts rely on Medicaid reimbursements for special education, transportation for children with disabilities, social workers and more.
The state outlines everything it wants and requires from the new test, and various vendors will submit a proposal to create the new assessment.
Officials are expected to present a plan to the Indiana State Board of Education Wednesday.
A new state law could allow job training programs to replace other high school graduation requirements.
Indiana’s general diploma will no longer be considered when calculating school and district graduation rates.
The federal Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law in 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind law.
The future of education legislation at the Statehouse could change with Senate budget architect Luke Kenley retiring this fall.
Thomas Kazee announced his retirement Monday. During his eight-year tenure, the university added several new academic programs.
The state will now consider chronic absenteeism and how non-native speakers are learning English when calculating school A-F grades.