Rep. Behning applauds local school for high ISTEP+ Score
STATEHOUSE-State Representative Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) applauds Brentwood Elementary School their exceptionally high ISTEP+ score for the year 2011. Today, the Indiana Department of Education released the results for the spring 2011 ISTEP+ tests for grades third through eighth.
Brentwood Elementary School, part of the Plainfield Community School Corporation, received the high score of 95.2 percent on this year's ISTEP+ .
"This score is testament to the hard work and dedication of the schools, students, parents, faculty and administrators," said Rep. Behning. "I am immensely proud that Brentwood Elementary scored so high on this year's ISTEP+ exam."
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
The Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress (ISTEP) measures what students know and are able to do at each grade level in core academic subjects.
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.
"I feel confident that this school and others will continue to surpass expectations," said Rep. Behning. "We worked hard this year to pass legislation which will foster greatness and enable all schools to be successful for years to come."