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Indiana Youth Institute aggregates reliable, high-quality data and resources from state and national sources for youth workers and organizations working together to improve the lives of all Indiana children, especially those facing the greatest adversity.

Recent Data & Research
2024 Data and Research Source Guide

Indiana Youth Institute Resource Guide

Bullying Incidents

Bullying, defined by statute IC 20-33-8-.2, is overt, unwanted, repeated acts or gestures, including verbal or written communications or images transmitted in any manner (including digitally or electronically), physical acts committed, aggression, or any other behaviors, that are committed by a student or group of students against another student with the intent to harass, ridicule, humiliate, intimidate, or harm the other targeted student and create for the targeted student an objectively hostile school environment that:

1. places the targeted student in reasonable fear of harm to the targeted student’s person or property;

2. has a substantially detrimental effect on the targeted student’s physical or mental health;

3. has the effect of substantially interfering with the targeted student’s academic performance; or

4. has the effect of substantially interfering with the targeted student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, and privileges provided by the school.

In order to reduce bullying events and mitigate its impacts, school corporations are also required to provide training concerning the school’s bullying prevention and reporting polices, to employees and volunteers who have direct, ongoing contact with students. This requirement is outlined in IC 20-26-5-34.2.

Years included: 2023

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic absence occurs when a student is absent from school for 10 percent (10%) or more of a school year for any reason. Chronic absence is different from habitual truancy. Habitual truancy is an absence from school for 10 days or more without being excused or without being absent under a parental request.

Years included: 2023

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Graduation by Diploma Type

Graduation rate is the percentage of students within a cohort who graduate within their expected graduation year.

Years included: 2023

Source: Indiana Department of Education

College Remediation

Remedial education is an educational pathway designed to bring up a student’s academic competencies to match those of their peers. Most institutions have differing versions of what remediation looks like and varying determinations for who qualifies for remediation, but generally, remedial education consists of noncredit courses in reading, writing, and math, that the student should have learned in high school.

Years included: 2021

Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education