Education Board Sets School Grade Timeline

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana schools are set to receive early versions of their 2012-2013 school grades by next week.
The State Board of Education signed off on a school grade timeline Friday that would deliver preliminary grades to schools by Nov. 15 and give them two weeks to appeal their scores. The grades are being calculated under the model created by former Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett while a new formula is in the works.
The grades will be run through the formula twice this year – once by the Department of Education and again by the General Assembly's bill-drafting agency.
The school grades are at the center of an ongoing power struggle between the Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz, a Democrat, and other members of the board.