January 28, 2011

2011 Catholic Schools Week Supplement

ISTEP scores for archdiocesan students are well above average

ISTEP scores

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In spring 2010, 9,861 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+) compared to 10,082 students that took the test in spring 2009. This year, Indiana schools moved from a fall to spring test. In moving to a spring test, students across Indiana have shown a slight decline in 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 89 percent at fourth grade to 92 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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