January 29, 2010

2010 Catholic Schools Week Supplement

ISTEP scores for archdiocesan students well above state averages

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Criterion staff report

In the spring of 2009, 10,082 third- through eighth-grade students from more than 60 Catholic schools within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis took the Indiana Statewide Test of Educational Progress (ISTEP+).

Previously, the test had been given to students in the fall. After moving to a spring test, students across Indiana have shown a slight decline in the percentage of students meeting the new proficiency standards.

The average of archdiocesan students at each grade level passing both the language arts/English and mathematics is above both the Indiana state averages. The archdiocesan percentages range from 87 percent at third grade to 91 percent at sixth grade. The trend continues. Simply stated, the longer a student remains in archdiocesan schools, the greater the growth in student proficiency. †


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