STATEHOUSE-The Indiana Department of Education released the results for the spring 2011 ISTEP+ tests in third through eighth grades today. One school in State Rep. Ron Bacon's (R-Chandler) district was recognized for their exceptionally high score. Haubstadt Community School, located in the South Gibson School Corporation, received a 90.6 percent.
The spring 2011 ISTEP+ test is based on Indiana's Academic Standards and includes the following grade levels and content areas:
· English/language arts in grades 3-8
· Mathematics in grades 3-8
· Science in grades 4 and 6
· Social studies in grades 5 and 7
"Haubstadt Community School's administration, faculty, staff and student and supporting families should all be very proud of this accomplishment," said Rep. Bacon. "A score above 90 percent is not an easy achievement."
According to a release from the Indiana Department of Education, 70.2 percent of students passed both the English/Language Arts and Mathematics portions of the exam. In individual subjects, the assessment resulted in statewide pass rates of 78 percent in English/Language Arts, 79 percent in Mathematics, 69 percent in Science and 67 percent in Social Studies. In total, 963 Indiana schools saw improvement on their test scores.
The Applied Skills Assessment portion, consisting of an essay and open-ended questions, of the ISTEP+ was administered between February 28, 2011 and March 9, 2011. The Multiple-Choice Assessment was administered between April 25, 2011 and May 4, 2011.
"Congratulations to Haubstadt Community School and I hope to see many more schools on the list in years to come," said Rep. Bacon.