Schools that exit improvement status must demonstrate progress – so a state’s criteria for no longer being classified as needing support should ensure sustained improvements.



Indiana’s exit criteria are quite rigorous, requiring that comprehensive and targeted support schools reach at least a C grade for the entire school or the low-performing subgroup, respectively, for two consecutive years before they are eligible to exit improvement status. This is likely to represent significant improvement, and maintaining that level for two years should help avoid the risk of backsliding after only one year of improvement. Click here to learn more.

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