STATEHOUSE-Indiana's Four Star School Awardees were announced for the 2008-2009 school year on Wednesday, said Rep. Cleo Duncan (R-Greensburg). Batesville High School and Batesville Intermediate School were among the 188 schools that were honored with the state's highest educational distinction.
"It is great to see education being maintained at such a high standard within our communities," said Rep. Duncan. "This honor awards schools that do an excellent job in providing outstanding education for our Hoosier students. It means that both our educators and students are doing their part to ensure a bright future for Indiana in the years to come."
Four Star Schools represent the top 25 percent of schools in Indiana. To earn the award, a school must be fully accredited by the Indiana State Board of Education, meet all Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and perform in the top 25 percent of all schools in each of the following areas: . I-STEP+ Percent Passing both English/LA and Math . I-STEP+ Language Proficiency T-Score . I-STEP+ Math Proficiency T-Score . Attendance Rate
For the current list of all 188 Four Star Schools, go to: http://www.doe.in.gov/accreditation/fourstar.html.