Schools improve reading scores, reach benchmarkSeptember 5, 2013
By CLAIRE MOORMAN
Herald Staff Writer
Many local schools improved their passing rates on the Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination exam after the summer remediation and retesting period.
The exam is given to third-grade students in March and again in June to those who did not pass the first time. Those who fail the test twice are retained in the third grade unless they meet special needs exemption requirements.
Ireland Elementary School improved its rate from 94 percent passing in the spring to 100 percent passing after the retest. The school joins Otwell Elementary School and Holy Family School, which received perfect scores in March.
All other local schools achieved at least a 90 percent pass rate, the benchmark set by the state. The following are their updated pass rates:
”¢ Pine Ridge Elementary School: 98 percent, one failure; 96 percent passed in the spring.
”¢ Tenth Street School: 98 percent, three failures; 85 percent passed in the spring.
”¢ Chrisney Elementary and Precious Blood schools: 97 percent, one failure, same as in the spring.
”¢ David Turnham Educational Center: 97 percent, one failure; 90 percent passed in the spring.
”¢ Nancy Hanks Elementary School: 97 percent, one failure; 94 percent passed in the spring.
”¢ Dubois Elementary School: 96 percent, two failures; 94 percent passed in the spring.
”¢ Ferdinand and Lincoln Trail elementary schools: 96 percent, two failures, same as in the spring.
”¢ Holland Elementary School: 96 percent, one failure, same as in the spring.
Celestine Elementary School: 95 percent, one failure; 91 percent passed in the spring.
Huntingburg Elementary School: 93 percent, seven failures; 89 percent passed in the spring.
Contact Claire Moorman at email@example.com.
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