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Indiana Department of Education, 2021
The "2020-2021 WIDA Assessment Guidance" provides information on the following 14 topics: (1) English Language Proficiency Requirements; (2) WIDA Assessments in Grades K-12; (3) WIDA ACCESS Annual Assessments Test Window; (4) Participation Requirements; (5) Indiana English Learner Entrance and Exit Criteria; (6) Scheduling and Timing…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Test Results
Indiana Department of Education, 2020
The "2019-2020 WIDA Assessment Guidance" provides information on the following 10 topics: (1) English Language Proficiency Requirements; (2) WIDA Assessments in Grades K-12; (3) ACCESS Annual Assessments Testing Window; (4) Indiana English Learner Entrance and Exit Criteria; (5) Test Results and Reporting; (6) User Roles and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Test Results
Indiana Department of Education, 2020
RISE was designed and revised to provide a quality system, aligned with current legislative requirements that local corporations can adopt in its entirety, or use as a model as they develop evaluation systems to best suit their local contexts. A representative group of teachers and leaders from across the state, along with staff from the Indiana…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Effectiveness, Leadership
Indiana Department of Education, 2020
The Indiana Department of Education's (IDOE) Accessibility and Accommodations Guidance is intended for school-level personnel and decision-making teams as they prepare for and implement Indiana State Assessments. Information is provided for school personnel to use in selecting and administering universal tools, designated features, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Students with Disabilities, Special Needs Students
Indiana Department of Education, 2020
RISE was designed and revised to provide a quality system, aligned with current legislative requirements that local corporations can adopt in its entirety, or use as a model as they develop evaluation systems to best suit their local contexts. RISE was developed over the course of a year by the Indiana Teacher Evaluation Cabinet, a diverse group…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Models, Teacher Effectiveness, Summative Evaluation
Indiana Department of Education, 2019
In Indiana, 'dual credit' is the term given to courses in which high school students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits in the same course. Dual credit courses are taught by high school faculty, college faculty, or adjunct college faculty either at the high school, at the college or university, or sometimes through…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Credits, High Schools
Indiana Department of Education, 2019
More than 112,000 Indiana students speak a language other than English at home, and there are over 275 different languages represented in Indiana schools. Of these, over 50,000 students have been formally identified as English learners due to limited proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing academic English. English learners make…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Language Fluency, Student Needs
Indiana Department of Education, 2018
As one of the national leaders in innovative public education strategies focused on future talent development, Indiana is positioned to create a sustainable, collaborative strategy for K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) instruction, curriculum, and career exploration and exposure. To provide a comprehensive, coordinated,…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Planning, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Indiana Department of Education, 2016
With the help of teachers and leaders throughout the state, the Indiana Department of Education has developed an optional model teacher evaluation system named RISE. Whether corporations choose to adopt RISE or a model of their own, the department's goal is to assist corporations in developing or adopting models that both comply with IC 20-28-11.5…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Teacher Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
Indiana Department of Education, 2015
On a case-by-case basis where appropriate documentation exists, students with disabilities may require accommodations in order to access the W-APT and/or ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs).┬áThe information in this document replaces accommodations information in the appendices of the W-APT and ACCESS for ELLs test administration manuals…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Testing Accommodations, Disabilities, Language Proficiency
Indiana Department of Education, 2015
The "Foundations" (English/language arts, mathematics, social emotional skills, approaches to play and learning, science, social studies, creative arts, and physical health and growth) are Indiana's early learning development framework and are aligned to the 2014 Indiana Academic Standards. This framework provides core elements that…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Early Childhood Education, Alignment (Education)
Indiana Department of Education, 2012
If Indiana schools are going to prepare students for success in the 21st century, administrators and teachers need to work together toward a shared vision of excellence in the classroom. Indiana's innovative pilot evaluation systems give educators the tools and common language they need to have honest conversations about their most important job:…
Descriptors: School Culture, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Pilot Projects
Indiana Department of Education, 2012
If education in Indiana is to dramatically improve, the systems and policies that collectively shape the learning experiences for students must be re-imagined. In the spring of 2011, the Indiana legislature passed IC 20-28-11.5, a new law relating to the evaluation of all certified teaching staff and administrators. Prior to this legislation,…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Laws
Indiana Department of Education, 2012
The 2011 Education Agenda put students first by focusing on the individuals who most strongly influence student learning on a daily basis. In order to identify and achieve greatness in the classroom, Indiana needs fair, credible and accurate annual evaluations to differentiate teacher and principal performance, to support professional growth, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Scoring Rubrics, Observation
Indiana Department of Education, 2010
As the parent of a child who has or may have a disability, the federal and state laws give them certain rights--called procedural safeguards. If they would like a more detailed explanation of these rights, they should contact the principal of their child's school, a school administrator, their local special education director, or any of the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Administrators, State Departments of Education
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