Indiana



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Indiana state board of education consists of ten members, each serving a four-year term. Eight board members are appointed by the governor. Two board members are appointed by the leaders of the state house and senate. The chief state school officer also serves on the state board of education.

The state board has the authority over:

  • Summative Assessments
  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Overseeing Charter School Authorization

Governor

Eric Holcomb (R)

Chief State School Officer

Jennifer McCormick

Elected by a partisan ballot

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 49.2%

English Language Learners: 5.3%

Served by IDEA: 16.2%

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rates between 2011 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 2001

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 79

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 37,448

Charter School Cap Law: None

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Indiana intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about Indiana ESSA Approach.