NCLB STRONGER ACCOUNTABILITY
Mapping Indiana's Educational Progress 2008
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Every day, we learn what works so students can make greater progress. Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage – and mid-way to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014 – we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. This information enables all of us to chart where we are as individual states and as a nation and to map a course of action for future progress. The foundation of our success will depend on our continued commitment to the following core principles:

  • High Standards
  • Annual Assessments
  • Accountability for Results
  • Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom (HQT)
  • Information and Options for Parents
  • All Children on Grade Level By 2014
Student Demographics: White 80.3%, Black 12.5%, Hispanic 5.7%, American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%,  Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2004-05 School Year

Indiana Students

  Indiana United States
Total Students 1,035,074 49,676,964
Low-Income Students 36.1% 40.9%
Limited English Proficient 5.5% 8.5%
Students with Disabilities 17.1% 13.6%

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year

Indiana Schools

  Indiana United States
Number of Schools 1,993 98,905
Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress 949 (52.0%) 64,546 (70%)
Schools in Need of Improvement 208 10,676
Schools in Restructuring 21 2,302

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06

Indiana Facts and Figures

Total NCLB Funding (2007): $351,128,484; a 73% increase over 2001 levels
Public AYP Release Date: April 2007
Testing System Status: Approved

Indiana Teachers

Elementary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  89.2% in low poverty schools, 90% in high poverty schools.

Secondary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  95.8% in low poverty schools, 93.8% in high poverty schools.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

Indiana's Record of Achievement

Reading Achievement for 2006-2007
  Indiana 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 75% 68% 33%
White 80% 73% 37%
Black 58% 43% 12%
Hispanic 58% 51% 17%
Low Income 63% 54% 19%

  Indiana 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 68% 76% 31%
White 73% 80% 35%
Black 44% 53% 10%
Hispanic 48% 68% 21%
Low Income 52% 63% 16%

Math Achievement for 2006-2007
  Indiana 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 75% 89% 46%
White 79% 92% 52%
Black 55% 70% 14%
Hispanic 60% 80% 26%
Low Income 64% 80% 30%

  Indiana 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 71% 76% 35%
White 77% 82% 40%
Black 43% 47% 9%
Hispanic 55% 55% 20%
Low Income 55% 61% 20%

Source: Indiana Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

Achievement Trends

State Reading Achievement: 

In 2007 4th graders scored 222, while nationally they scored 220; 8th graders scored 264, while nationally they scored 261.  

In 2005 4th graders scored 218, while nationally they scored 217; 8th graders scored 261, while nationally they scored 260.  

In 2003 4th graders scored 220, while nationally they scored 216; 8th graders scored 265, while nationally they scored 261.

In 2002 4th graders scored 222, while nationally they scored 216; 8th graders scored 265, while nationally they scored 261.

State Math Achievement: 

In 2007 4th graders scored 245, while nationally they scored 239; 8th graders scored 285, while nationally they scored 280.  
In 2005 4th graders scored 240, while nationally they scored 237; 8th graders scored 282, while nationally they scored 278.  
In 2003 4th graders scored 238, while nationally they scored 234; 8th graders scored 281, while nationally they scored 276.
In 2000 4th graders scored 233, while nationally they scored 224; 8th graders scored 281, while nationally they scored 272.

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Preparing Indiana Students for Success

State's high school graduation rate in 2006 was 76.5% The percentage of high school students who graduate as reported by the state.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07


The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate was 73.5% for the state, 75% for the nation. The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is a reliable definition for comparing across the states the percentage of students who graduate on time.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)



High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams

Source: College Board

Indiana Nation
10,954
(18.8%)
666,067
(24.2%)

Options for Parents

  # of Eligible Indiana Students % of Eligible Indiana Students Participating % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally
Tutoring 22,074 5,682 (25.7%) 529,627 (14.5%)
Choice 67,745 2,743 (4.0%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

Flexibility Options for States - Indiana

Teacher Incentive Fund Not Participating
Limited English Proficient Partnership Participating
Flexibility for Students with Disabilities Participating
Tutoring Pilot MSD of Decatur Township, Monroe County Community School Corporation, and Blackford County Schools
Growth Model Not Participating
Districts in Need of Improvement Pilot Not Participating

 
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