Tuesday, May 11

School Improvement Plans (PL 221)

Public Law 221 (P.L. 221) is Indiana’s comprehensive accountability system for K-12 education. Passed by the Indiana General Assembly in 1999 – prior to the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the law aimed to establish major educational reform and accountability statewide.To measure progress, P.L. 221 places Indiana schools into one of five categories based upon student pass rates on state ISTEP+ tests: Exemplary Progress, Commendable Progress, Academic Progress, Academic Watch or Academic Probation.