January 27, 2012

2012 Catholic Schools Week Supplement

Archdiocesan students succeed at high levels on assessment tests

Third- through eighth-grade students at Catholic elementary schools in the archdiocese took the Indiana Statewide Test of Educational Progress in the spring of 2011.

The Indiana Department of Education has a goal that 90 percent of all Indiana students will pass ISTEP+ by 2012. More than 90 percent of archdiocesan Catholic school students passed both the English/language arts (93 percent passing) and mathematics (92 percent passing) portions of the test for 2011 as compared to 73 percent of students at all Indiana schools taking the test.

On a related measure, 93 percent of archdiocesan schools compared to 51 percent of all Indiana public schools earned the top 2 percent Public Law 221 performance categories on ISTEP+ scores and annual improvement, while 1 percent of archdiocesan schools and 20 percent of all public schools placed in the bottom two categories. Archdiocesan schools have steadily increased students’ performance since 2007.

The archdiocese was recently honored by the College Board as an “AP District of the Year” for the increased number of high school students taking advanced placement (AP) classes and for the high marks that students are earning (3 or higher on the AP exams). †

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