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ISTEP Pass Rates Improve Over Last Year
Updated August 4, 2014 7:46 AM | Filed under: Education
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - 75-percent of Hoosier students passed the 2014 ISTEP exam, a one-point improvement over the year before.

The three highest-scoring school corporations were unchanged from last year, with Carmel-Clay, Zionsville and West Lafayette all topping 92-percent passing rates. The three districts have occupied the three top spots in some order for six straight years.

Gary was the only full school system with more students failing the test than passing, with 52-percent of its students flunking English, math or both.

Four schools handed over to private operators after years of poor performance - Gary Roosevelt High School, Arlington and Howe High Schools in Indianapolis, and Indy's Donnan Middle School - did even worse, with four out of five Roosevelt students failing.

All four turnaround schools, as well as the Gary Community Schools, did improve on last year's performance.

The state's fifth takeover school, Indy's Manual High School, does not take ISTEP.



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