Indiana

College and Career Ready Definitions

“College- and career-ready means an individual has the knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in post-secondary education and economically-viable career opportunities. Additionally, Public Law 31-2014 [SEA 91] defines college and career readiness educational standards as ‘the standards that a high school graduate must meet to obtain the requisite knowledge and skill to transition without remediation to post-secondary education or training, and ultimately into a sustainable career.’”

Source:

Indiana Department of Education. (2014). Indiana academic standards: English/language arts: Grades 6–12. Indianapolis, IN: Author. Retrieved from http://www.in.gov/sboe/files/2014-04-15_6-12_ELA_draft_041414a.pdf

Indiana Department of Education. (n.d.) College and Career Readiness. Retrieved from http://www.doe.in.gov/ccr

Academic Performance and Engagement Metrics

State-Specific College and Career Readiness Information

College Readiness Reports1

  • No indicators

Additional State Reports Highlighting College and Career Readiness Information

State School Report Card2

  • Students scoring proficient on state tests 2
  • SAT scores and participation rate2
  • ACT scores and participation rate2
  • Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination (I-READ 3) passing rate2
  • IB scores and participation rate2
  • AP scores and participation rate2
  • Language Assessment System Links (LAS Links) scores2
  • Eighth-grade students enrolled in Algebra I2
  • Students receiving dual-/concurrent- enrollment college credit2

Sources:

1. Indiana Department of Education. (2015). DOE Compass: State of Indiana. Retrieved from http://compass.doe.in.gov/dashboard/overview.aspx

2. Indiana Commission for Higher Education. (2015). College readiness reports. Retrieved from http://www.in.gov/che/2489.htm

Pathway Participation and Completion Metrics

State-Specific College and Career Readiness Information

  • No indicators

Additional State Reports Highlighting College and Career Readiness Information

  • No indicators
Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Metrics

State-Specific College and Career Readiness Information

College Readiness Reports1

  • No indicators

Additional State Reports Highlighting College and Career Readiness Information

State School Report Card2

  • 21st Century Scholars2
  • Attendance2
  • Number of students with more than 10 days of unexcused absences2
  • Discipline (suspension/expulsion)2
  • Suspensions/expulsions involving drugs, weapons, or alcohol2
  • Dropout rate2
  • Ninth-grade retention2

Sources:

1. Indiana Department of Education. (2015). DOE Compass: State of Indiana. Retrieved from http://compass.doe.in.gov/dashboard/overview.aspx

2. Indiana Commission for Higher Education. (2015). College readiness reports. Retrieved from http://www.in.gov/che/2489.htm

Post-Secondary Metrics

State-Specific College and Career Readiness Information

College Readiness Reports1

  • Graduates enrolling in college by college type (private, public, for-profit or non-profit, in-state or out-of-state, non-degree granting)1
  • Graduates enrolled in and earning remedial credits in Indiana public colleges1
  • Graduates enrolled in Indiana public colleges by degree type (one, two, or four-year)1
  • Graduates enrolled in Indiana public colleges (full or part time)1
  • Graduates enrolled in Indiana public colleges by program type1
    • Arts and humanities
    • Business and communication
    • Education
    • Health
    • Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
    • Social and behavioral sciences and human services
    • Trades
    • Undecided

Additional State Reports Highlighting College and Career Readiness Information

State School Report Card2

  • Four-year graduation rate
  • Four-year diploma types2 (Honors, Core 40, General)2
  • Five-year graduation rate2

Sources:

1. Indiana Department of Education. (2015). DOE Compass: State of Indiana. Retrieved from http://compass.doe.in.gov/dashboard/overview.aspx

2. Indiana Commission for Higher Education. (2015). College readiness reports. Retrieved from http://www.in.gov/che/2489.htm

Dual Enrollment and Early College High School

Dual Enrollment and Articulation

Indiana allows students to earn dual credit in academic and/or CTE dual-enrollment courses through dual credit, concurrent enrollment, and postsecondary enrollment programs offered at their high school, postsecondary institution, online, or via another method. Public postsecondary institutions are required to accept these credits (Education Commission of the States, 2015).

Early College High School

The Gateway to College National Network established one Early College High School as part of the Early College High School Initiative (ECHSI). More information about schools participating in ECHSI is available at the ECHSI website (Jobs for the Future, n.d.).

Citations: Jobs for the Future. (n.d.). Schools. Retrieved from http://www.jff.org/initiatives/early-college-designs/schools

Education Commission of the States. (2015). Dual enrollment – all state profiles. Retrieved from http://ecs.force.com/mbdata/mbprofallRT?Rep=DE14A

National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium. (2013). Indiana [Interactive map of state career technical education profiles]. Retrieved from http://www.careertech.org/Indiana

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. (2011). Indiana [Interactive map of state policies]. Retrieved from http://higheredpolicies.wiche.edu/content/policy/state/IN

Career Pathways

Indiana organizes its secondary CTE programs into 11 areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audiovisual Technology, and Communication
  • Business and Marketing
  • Education and Training
  • Health and Science
  • Hospitality and Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation

Indiana offers programs of study aligned with the following 15 Career Clusters:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Citations:

National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. (n.d.). Indiana [Interactive map of state CTE profiles]. Retrieved from www.careertech.org/Indiana

Career Exploration and Career Plans

In 2008, Indiana mandated that all students in Grades 6–12 have a High School Graduation Plan (HSGP) (U.S. Department of Labor, 2013). An HSGP includes a commitment to finishing high school beginning in the sixth grade, the courses needed to graduate, ISTEP+ and End-of-Course Assessment scores, and SAT and/or ACT scores. The HSGP is developed and revised annually by the student and counselor and must be signed by parents or legal guardians (Indiana Commission for Higher Education, n.d.).

Citations:

U.S. Department of Labor. (2013). Individualized learning plans across the U.S. Retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/odep/ilp/map/

Learn More Indiana. (n.d.). Create a high school graduation plan. Retrieved from http://www.in.gov/learnmoreindiana/2587.htm

Alignment Between High School Graduation and State College Admission Requirements

High School and College Alignment

Subject

High School Graduation Requirements

College Admission Requirements

English Credits:

8.0

8.0

Mathematics Credits:

6.0 (Algebra I, geometry, and Algebra II)

6.0 (Algebra I, geometry, and Algebra II)

Social Studies Credits:

6.0 (United States history [2.0]; United States government [1.0]; economics [1.0]; world history/civilization or geography/history of the world [2.0])

6.0 (United States history [2.0]; United States government [1.0]; economics [1.0]; world history/civilization or geography/history of the world [2.0])

Science Credits:

6.0 (including biology [2.0]; chemistry, physics or integrated chemistry-physics [2.0])

6.0 (including biology [2.0]; chemistry, physics, or integrated chemistry-physics [2.0])

Foreign Language Credits:

See Additional Credits

See Additional Credits

Arts Credits:

See Additional Credits

See Additional Credits

Additional Credits:

14.0 (physical education [2.0], health [1.0]; directed electives, such as world languages, fine arts, and career and technical education [5.0]; other electives [6.0])

14.0 (physical education [2.0], health [1.0]; directed electives, such as world languages, fine arts, and career and technical education [5.0]; other electives [6.0])

Total Credits:

40.0

40.0

Tests:

Graduation Qualifying Examination , End-of-Course Assessments

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or ACT®

Source:

Indiana Department of Education

Indiana Department of Education

Notes:

“Core 40” is the name of Indiana’s required high school curriculum, completion of which is required for graduation. Additional information is available at the Indiana Department of Education webpage on Core 40 General Information

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The Indiana General Assembly made Core 40 the minimum college admission requirement for the state’s public four-year universities beginning in the fall of 2011.

 

Early Warning Systems

Indiana’s Early Warning System includes the number of ninth graders who fail to earn enough credits for promotion to the 10th grade on their school’s report card. Early Warning System data are reported at the student level. It is not publicity available who can access the Early Warning System data.

Citation:

Pinkus, L. (2008, August). Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education. Retrieved from http://all4ed.org/reports-factsheets/using-early-warning-data-to-improve-graduation-rates-closing-cracks-in-the-education-system/