Ind. Superintendent Glenda Ritz asked tough questions by students about relationship with board

Indiana's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz is being put to the test.

Wednesday her fellow board members demanded a decision be made surrounding the controversial A through F grading system.

Thursday Superintendent Ritz visited Concord High School in Elkhart. She was invited by a couple of seniors as part of a government class.

She talked about her choice to run for the office.

Students asked some tough questions about hot topics in education including, teacher merit pay plus on-going trouble with the board of education, that she chairs.

Thursday she said the board voted to keep the A through F grading system through 2012 and 2013 but would to revise the assessment system in the future.

“We are on a pretty fast track to talk about what a new accountability system might look like,” says Ritz. “But at the same time, my department and the state board of education, just yesterday in its meeting, decided to continue the issuing of the grades in 12 and 13.”

Also in committee, common core standards, so far they've only been approved up through second grade but need to be fully adopted by 2014.

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