In 2018, Indiana passed the first of its kind legislation to require the Indiana Department of Education to report on the education outcomes of students in foster care.
Earlier this year the IDOE released its report which information about almost 17,000 students in foster care across the state. Foster Success has worked to take the data further and break it down by county and school corporation. The results show that gaps in educational outcomes for foster youth persist and are present statewide regardless of the student’s age, race, gender, ethnicity, or location.
For an overview of the findings and recommendations, read the summary here. For a more complete analysis of the data, disaggregating the data by race, ethnicity, gender, location, learning needs, and grade level, read the full report here.