Canterbury among 11 Indiana non-public schools to earn Four Star School honor
Posted January 5, 2012
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has released the list of 2010-2011 Four Star Schools. Eleven of 238 non-public schools also received the honor this year, including Canterbury School. This is the second year non-public schools have been eligible and the second year Canterbury has earned the honor. Out of 1,780 public schools, 162 earned this distinction.
“Today serves as an opportunity to recognize the great work of educators throughout Indiana,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett said. “These schools encourage a culture of high expectations for their students. The students and educators who meet these expectations on a daily basis should be extremely proud of this honor.”
To be considered a Four Star School, a school’s combined English 10 and Algebra 1 End of Course Assessment, or English/Language Arts and Math ISTEP+, passing percentages must fall into the top 25th percentile when compared to schools statewide. A school must also have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind Act to qualify.
IDOE reviewed data for non-public schools and included the top non-public schools as honorees. Public schools and non-public schools had separate cut scores and were compared only to like schools. This means public schools were only compared to other public schools, and non-public schools were only compared to other non-public schools. The calculations were completely independent of one another.
For a list of all the 2010-11 Four Star Schools, go to www.doe.in.gov/student-services/accreditation/four-star-schools.