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Indiana State Board of Education pushes through new polices that may impact your children.

INDIANAPOLIS - The start of school will be here before you know it. And to make sure Indiana schools are ready, last night the State Board of Education pushed through key education policy items, including adopting a new strategic plan to guide clear goals and objectives and final recommendations to outline new 2015-16 student assessments.

The Board also established guidance for graduation waivers where Indiana high schools who have 10 percent of students seeking graduation waivers for three consecutive years will be required to establish a formal remediation plan.

Other significant activities included the adoption of recommendations from the Education Roundtable for future assessments, which will contribute to the formation of the RFP to develop new tests, and approved an approach for calculating student growth for 2014-15 as recommended by national growth expert Dr. Damian Betebenner.

FSSA staff also provided an update on the Pre-K pilot program, sharing that all 18 counties who were pre qualified as finalists chose to submit proposals vying for the five pilot finalists slots. Selection of the pilot counties is expected to be announced later in July.

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