Indiana Schools Chief Wants Accountability

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Thursday, September 27, 2012

The accountability measures that have been introduced for individual Indiana schools should be extended to entire school districts, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett said Tuesday night in his State of Education speech.

Bennett called for district accountability and more flexibility in funding for education in the invitation-only address at the Indiana Historical center, The Indianapolis Star and The Journal Gazette reported.

Bennett said accountability has resulted in the percentage of students passing ISTEP rising 8 percentage points since 2009, the state's graduation rate improving four points to 85 percent and the number of kids taking Advanced Placement exams nearly doubling.

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