Newly released ISTEP results reveal improved scores across Ind.

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by WHAS11

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Posted on July 10, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 10 at 6:42 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WHAS11) -- An announcement of ISTEP results revealed record-breaking scores for New Albany-Floyd County schools.

Click here to see results published by the Indiana Dept. of Education.

As one of the highest ranking districts in southern Indiana, New Albany-Floyd County schools outpaced the state in testing results.

Indiana School Superintendent Tony Bennett announced the results of the ISTEP scores Tuesday morning.

"As you look at the results in every subject at virtually every level and virtually ever subgroup of students we are seeing again another increase in student performance," said Indiana School Superintendent Tony Bennett.

Here's a look at how the local districts in Southern Indiana fared.

  • New Albany Floyd County schools topped the list with 82 percent of their students passing language and 89 percent passing math
  • Greater Clark County schools had 78 percent passing language and a 79 percent passing math
  • West Clark County schools had 78 percent passing language and 80 percent passing math

So how do Indiana schools stack up against Kentucky schools?

Although the testing systems are different, results for Jefferson County Public Schools showed 65 percent of students were proficient or distinguished in language and 63 percent in were proficient in math at the elementary level.

Overall,  newly released ISTEP scores show that of the 500,000 students taking the standardized tests in Indiana, 71 percent passed both the language arts and math sections. That's up one percentage point from last year.

Dickinson Fine Arts Academy in South Bend showed the most improvement of any middle school in the state. The school has been given a performance grade of "F" for four years and faced possible state takeover if it remained at that level for six consecutive years.

Click here to see results published by the Indiana Dept. of Education.

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