January 26, 2007

Catholic Schools Week Supplement

Students continue to improve on ISTEP scores

ISTEP graph

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Special to The Criterion

In September 2006, 13,186 students in third through 10th grade from 70 Catholic schools in the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis took the Indiana Statewide Test of Educational Progress (ISTEP+). For the last six years, students have shown and been able to maintain growth in their language arts/English and mathematics proficiency on the Indiana academic standards compared to the state of Indiana.

The average of archdiocesan students at each grade level passing both the language arts/English and mathematics is above both the non-public and Indiana state averages. The archdiocesan percentages range from 88 percent at third grade to 90 percent at 10th grade. The trend this year continues past student performance. Simply stated, the longer a student is in archdiocesan schools the greater the growth in student proficiency. †


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