Indiana ISTEP + scores released

October 3, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS - About half of Indiana students in grades three through eight didn’t pass the English and Math portions of the ISTEP+ standardized test.

And the passage rate for 10th graders was even worse.

The scores were reviewed and released by the State Board of Education today.

“ISTEP+ is one of the many tools Indiana uses to measure student achievement and this year’s results indicate we are moving in the right direction,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction. Jennifer McCormick. “Indiana’s classrooms are full of dedicated educators who spend each day preparing our children for academic success, and I am grateful for their hard work.”

The scores showed that 50.7 percent of students in grades three through eight passed both the Math and English tests. That is down slightly from 51.4 percent last year.

Passage rates for science and social studies also dropped to 57.9 percent and 58.6 percent, respectively. Last year they were both 63 percent.

The grade 10 passage rate for both English and Math is 33.7 percent - down from 34.3 percent.

ISTEP+ assesses more rigorous Indiana Academic Standards adopted in 2014. For the Spring 2018 ISTEP+ assessment, corporations and schools were expected to transition to online assessments as the primary delivery mode. In total, 2.6 million assessments were given successfully online across all grades and content areas.

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