Indiana to post school grades some are calling too complex
AP October 27, 2012 4:34PM
Updated: November 29, 2012 6:57AM
INDIANAPOLIS — State education officials are scheduled to release the results of Indiana’s A-to-F public school ranking system under new rules that have drawn complaints that they’re too complex for schools and parents to understand.
The State Board of Education is scheduled to approve the grades Wednesday.
Last year the grades were released in August. This year’s grades were supposed to be released Oct. 10, but several school districts filed appeals and the release was postponed.
The new rules have become an issue in Republican state Superintendent Tony Bennett’s re-election campaign.
Democrat Glenda Ritz tells The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne that Bennett has created a system that his own department can’t understand.
Bennett says his goal is to create a clear picture of schools’ performance.