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Wednesday the Indiana Department of Education released last year’s corporation accountability grades. The 2015 final grades were approved by the Indiana Board of Education during a meeting held yesterday.

All four Dubois County school districts including Greater Jasper, Southwest Dubois, Southeast Dubois and Northeast Dubois, received an A. All four county corporations have received an A in each of the last four years.

Likewise, North Spencer schools received an A for the fourth consecutive year. In Pike County, the corporation was given a C for the second straight year; the district received a B in 2012 and í13.

Statewide, 46 percent of corporations were given an A, while 32 percent received a B and 19 percent earned a C. Seven corporations received a D and one was given an F.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz says after more than 18 months spent advocating on behalf of Hoosier students, educators and schools, Indiana’s education community has been held harmless as they transitioned to more rigorous standards and a more rigorous, state-mandated, ISTEP+ assessment.

Ritz says she was pleased to release school corporation accountability grades which do not penalize schools and communities for this challenging transition. She says hoosier students, educators and families have her gratitude for their dedication and hard work over the past year.

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