The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has announced that they will evaluate Indiana’s Academic Standards as a result of House Enrollment Act (HEA) 1251 enacted during the 2022 legislative session. The IDOE will spend the next few months exploring ways to reduce the Indiana Academic Standards. Here’s a portion of HEA 1251:
House Enrollment Act 1251 ( Portion )
“Provides that the state board of education (state board) shall, in consultation with postsecondary educational institutions and various businesses and industries, identify what skills or traits students need to be successful upon completion of high school. Requires the department to conduct a research study regarding academic standards.”
HERE ARE 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
25% Reduction: As a result of HEA 1251 the “IDOE conducted a research study to define essential postsecondary skills needed to promote future success in employment, enrollment, and enlistment leading to service and will use these findings to inform the standards reduction and prioritization process.” The IDOE is proposing a reduction of Indiana’s Academic Standards by 25% for grades kindergarten through 12th. Once these streamlined standards are identified, a third (33%) of these standards will be identified as essential.
June 2023 & June 2024: June of 2023 the IDOE will present to the State Board of Education a new set of streamlined Indiana Academic Standards for grades 9 – 12 for approval. The following year, June of 2024, a new set of streamlined Indiana Academic Standards for grades K – 8th will be presented. A revised ILEARN to reflect the new streamlined standards is proposed for implementation as follows: High School: 2024-2025 school year
Grades 3-8: 2025-2026 school year
Textbooks vs E-learning: One of the beauties of e-learning is the ability to pivot. School districts no longer need to worry about lengthy textbook contracts that could contain outdated content. Online curriculums are fluid and able to meet your changing needs. Once the IDOE approves a new set of streamlined academic standards, Vimme Learning will begin to pivot to support your needs.