Indiana Department of Education

Spring 2018 ISTEP Results Delayed Due To Grading Issues

Aug 30, 2018

The Indiana Department of Education says results for the state’s standardized test, the ISTEP, are delayed due to issues the exam’s vendor reported as it finalized the data.

The group responsible for Indiana’s school safety report says the state needs to improve mental health services and data sharing to keep kids safe.

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The 2016 ISTEP+ scores show the number of students passing the test decreased for the second year in a row.

Fifty-two percent of students passed both the English Language Arts and Math sections of the test. This is compared to 53 percent in 2015.

Fewer students passed just the English Language Arts test- 66 percent this year compared to 67 percent in 2015.

Fifty-nine percent of students passed the math section in 2016, a drop from 61 percent in 2015.

New Indiana School Standards Emphasize Computer Skills

Aug 1, 2016
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For the first time, schools will be required to teach computer science skills to all Indiana elementary and middle school students.

Indiana will be one of seven states with formal statewide computer science standards this school year.

All summer, computer science has been a focus at the Lincoln Street Boys and Girls Club in Bloomington. About 20 rowdy campers pile into the club’s computer lab.

State releases school performance grades

Oct 31, 2012

Indiana’s grading system for student performance released its marks.

West Lafayette continues to perform well with all three of its schools earning an ‘A’ grade.

Lafayette School Corporation is seeing improvement.  Six of the district’s ten schools received the highest mark, which is two more than last year. Sunnyside Middle School earned a ‘B,’ up from a ‘D’ in 2011.

The only school in LSC that saw a drop was Tecumseh Middle School, which went from a ‘C’ to a ‘D.’