Indiana



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Indiana state board of education consists of eleven members, each serving a four-year term. The board members are appointed by the governor. 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
  • Oversees 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.