Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Heltonville Elementary School for their academic growth identified through the Indiana Growth Model.



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Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Heltonville Elementary School for their academic growth identified through the Indiana Growth Model.

     Whereas, Heltonville Elementary School is one of the top five elementary schools in the state recognized for their academic growth, as identified through the Indiana Growth Model. Heltonville Elementary was recognized specifically for its growth on the ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus) exam from 2009-2010;
    Whereas, The Indiana Growth Model is a powerful tool used to understand the progress of students based on where each individual student begins. The Indiana Growth Model uses ISTEP+ scores in a new way to help parents, schools, corporations, and the state to understand how schools are progressing from year to year;
    Whereas, The Indiana Growth Model also provides a common measure to show how much growth the students of each school have achieved. The goal of the model is to focus on the outputs of education and expect progress from all students, not just those close to passing;
    Whereas, The expectation at the Indiana Department of Education is for all students to achieve one year of growth no matter where they start; and


    Whereas, Heltonville Elementary is recognized for its demonstrated commitment to the academic achievement of its students: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    SECTION 1. The Indiana General Assembly congratulates Heltonville Elementary School on being recognized for their academic growth identified through the Indiana Growth Model.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Heltonville Elementary School and the Indiana Department of Education.