Indiana (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Statewide I-STEP results of the spring exams were released Tuesday morning.
Indiana students appear to be making the grade.
According to the Indiana Department of Education, students showed small but steady improvement in all subjects. This is up one percent from 70 to 71 percent for students who passed both English and math.
The scores of low-income students improved across the board, with 59 percent of that segment of the school population passing both the English and math parts of the test.
There were gains in all areas for Hispanic and black students.
For Fort Wayne Community Schools, students who passed both the math and English portion increased at 31 of the 42 schools in the district and stayed even at four schools.
School Board President Mark Giaquinta said there are many keys to the district's success including the staff's dedication.
East Allen County Schools said they are too following the statewide trend. The school district had an increase of 8 percent of students in grades three through eight passing both portions of the test compared to students who passed it in the 2008 and 2009 school year.
Leo Elementary and Cedarville Elementary were the districts top two performers.
The test is given each spring to about 500,000 students in grades three through eight.
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