Glenda Ritz, Democrat candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, called for more transparency from the Indiana Department of Education Monday.
She faces Republican Tony Bennett, who is seeking re-election to the post.
Ritz said citizens and taxpayers can't easily find important information about schools on the state's website, such as district budgets, per pupil funding or how much state money private schools accepting vouchers are receiving.
She also criticized Bennett for claiming an 8 percent ISTEP increase in the last four years for public schools, saying his baseline data was from the last time the test was given in the fall. When it was moved to the spring in 2009-10, the pass/fail scores were recalibrated. She said the more accurate number is a three-year gain of 3 percent using the current cut-scores.
Ritz is a longtime central Indiana educator.
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