Getting Qualified Teachers in Indiana

Virtually, everyone agrees that the key to high performance in schools is getting highly qualified, highly motivated, highly effective teachers. Yet read the article below.

INDIANAPOLIS – An alarming number of teachers are failing Indiana’s new licensing exams. So many the State Board of Education voted unanimously to lower the passing scores.

Passing rates, some in the single digits, are about half what they were on the previous exams. The new ones were written to Indiana’s new educational standards.

Educators attribute lower scores to the unfamiliar rarity of the new exams and a lack of study materials.

The board will take a final vote on the proposed changes   If approved they will take affect 90 days later.

So it is a problem of either lowering the water or raising the bridge.