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State Board Holds Off On Release Of 2014 A-F School Grades

The Indiana State Board of Education voted Wednesday to hold off on releasing 2014 A-F school accountability grades until their November 5 meeting.

The scores were sent out on an embargo Tuesday, but will now not be released for a few weeks.

Multiple board members expressed concern that data calculation errors for a handful of schools would compromise the integrity of the board.

“We’re being told that the comparative analysis is not done, we’re not ready,” said board member Brad Oliver. “I would rather have accurate data on November 5th than to just do this knowing we don’t have key pieces. These grades are going to be scrutinized by everybody. We’re trying to get it right.”

“It’s so important to them that we need to ensure that the data is accurate,” added board member David Freitas.

Prior to discussion of the timeline, the board heard appeals from three schools with atypical configurations. Those schools included Christel House Academy, Indiana Math and Science Academy and Carpe Diem.


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