School grade scandal affects several local schools' scores

A new report shows that some local schools directly benefited from the questionable changesformer state Superintendent Tony Bennett reportedly made to the school grades system.

NPR’s StateImpact Indiana division put out a list of 165 schools that were affected. At least a dozen in Michiana are included.

It breaks down exactly how much each school's grade changed. Several schools went up one letter grade, largely because of a change to the grading equation that got rid of limits on the number of bonus points schools could receive for academic growth in a particular subject.

Bennett is accused of altering the grading formula last year to raise the score of a campaign donor's charter school.

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