A-Rated School Corporations More Than Double In 2017 By Eric Weddle • Oct 31, 2017 TweetShareGoogle+Email School buses outside a school. (Credit: YouTube) Tags: School accountability gradesIndiana State Board of Educationpublic schoolsTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content ISTEP Scores Stabilize But Nearly Half Of Students Still Fail By Eric Weddle • Sep 6, 2017 Results from the 2017 ISTEP exam remain nearly unchanged compared to last year after an overhaul of the standardized test caused pass rates to plummet two years ago. Only about half of Hoosier students in grades three through eight passed both parts of the required math and English assessment. The state Department of Education released results today. For the Spring 2017 test, 51.5 percent of students passed both parts. That’s a fraction of a percent less from the previous year. Holcomb Reviewing Indiana’s Federal Education Plan By Eric Weddle • Aug 16, 2017 Failing School Jumps From F to A, Challenge Now Is To Maintain The Grade By Peter Balonon-Rosen • May 6, 2016 US Department of Education / https://www.flickr.com/photos/departmentofed/ Fifty-five schools – 2.6 percent of the schools in the state - earned an accountability grade of F last year, according to the Indiana Department of Education. And many of those failing schools struggle to climb out of the failing category. But an elementary school in Evansville jumped straight from F to A.