Common Core in Indiana

Indiana was the first state to reject not only consortia testing but also the Common Core as a whole.

Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

Indiana has stated that it will continue developing curriculum that aligns with current state standards.

New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is not a Race to the Top recipient.)

Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

Common Core Legislation

On March 23, 2014, Governor Mike Pence signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 91, requiring Indiana to rescind its status as a participant in the Common Core State Standards Initiative. While more states continue to drop out of the SBAC and PARCC consortia, Indiana became the first state to reject not only its consortium, but CCSS as a whole.


Local Action Groups

Advocates and Opponents in Indiana

Representative Rhoads
Opposes CC

Representative Thompson
Opposes CC

Senator Schneider
Opposes CC

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Updated: 4/21/2014