STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would create a graduation pathway tracking system recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a vote of 7 to 2.
Senate Bill 507 would allow the State Board of Education (SBOE) to create a tracking and reporting system to determine if students are on a path to graduate. SB 507 would also allow the SBOE to implement an early warning system to provide students with data on their progress early on in their K-12 experience.
“Earning a high school diploma is extremely important for students in order to join the workforce or move on to higher education,” Raatz said. “This bill would help determine if students are on track to graduate and notify them of their progress. If a student is not in line to graduate, I am hopeful this tracking and early warning system would help put them back on a path to success.”
The bill would also help improve teacher preparation programs in Indiana by requiring the SBOE to provide data to the programs on the teacher evaluation results of their graduates.
SB 507 will now move to the full Senate.
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