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Duneland Schools show ISTEP improvement

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By JEFF SCHULTZ

The Indiana Department of Education this morning released the statewide ISTEP-plus scores from the testing this spring showing improvements in scores statewide with 80.7 percent of students passing the English/Language Arts portion (79.5 percent percent in 2013) and 83.5 percent passing math (83.2 percent in 2013).

Passing both sections was 74.7 percent (73.7 percent in 2013), according to DOE data.

In the Duneland School Corporation, scores are up this year and still above the state averages with an overall score of 86.8 percent passing the English portion (84.6 percent in 2013), and 90 percent passing the math portion (86.8 percent in 2013.) Passing both were 82.1 percent versus 79 percent last year.

“We’re happy with the results, but again not entirely satisfied. We can always do better. The teaching staff did a wonderful job preparing our kids this year,” said Duneland Assistant School Superintendent Jim Goetz.

Goetz said he noticed some schools were on about par with where they were last year while others, including the middle school, improved over last year.

CMS in both 7th and 8th grades saw 84 percent passing the English portion and 88.2 percent for the math. Last year, 79.8 percent passed in English and 83.1 passed for Math.

Of the five Duneland Elementary Schools, Jackson Twp. came out on top with 95.2 percent passing both sections schoolwide.

Discovery Charter School’s results stayed virtually the same as last year for math with 92 percent passing schoolwide, but English dipped from 95 percent in 2013 to 92.4 this year. Overall the school saw 88 percent pass both sections this year compared to 90.3 percent in 2013.

St. Patrick School students again performed better than DSC and Discovery. English scores declined slightly for St. Patrick this year with 96.4 percent passing while 97.5 percent passed in 2013. Math improved slightly with 99.4 percent passing this year compared to 99.3 percent in 2013.

St. Patrick’s overall score for passing both was 96.4%.

The following is a grade-by-grade breakdown of the school scores throughout the Duneland area

Grade 3

Statewide average passing in English/language arts was 83.6%. Statewide average in math was 80.8%. Passing both were 75.4

Jackson: English, 100%; math, 94.3%; passing both, 94.3%.

Brummitt: English, 95.5%; math, 86.6%; passing both, 86.6%.

Bailly: English, 90.8%; math, 84.4%; passing both, 82.8%.

Yost: English, 87.2%; math, 87.5%; passing both, 82.1%.

Liberty Elementary: English, 93.8%; math, 93.8%; passing both, 91.7%.

Discovery: English, 94.4%; math, 94.4%; passing both, 91.5%.

St. Patrick: English, 100%; math, 100%; passing both, 100%.

Grade 4

Statewide average passing in English/language arts was 86.5%. Statewide average in math was 77.9%.

Jackson: English, 97.3%; math, 95.9%; passing both, 95.9%.

Brummitt: English, 84.1%; math, 84.1%; passing both, 76.2%.

Liberty Elementary: English, 87.7%; math, 86.8%; passing both, 81.6%.

Bailly: English, 95.7%; math, 92.6%; passing both, 88.3%.

Yost: English, 82.4%; math, 87.9%; passing both, 79.1%.

Discovery: English, 88.9%; math, 87%; passing both, 81.5%.

St. Patrick: English, 100%; math, 100%; passing both, 100%.

Grade 5

Statewide average passing in English/language arts was 81.5%. Statewide average in math was 89.3%. Passing both were 78.2%.

Liberty Intermediate: English, 90.3%; math, 95.4%; passing both, 86.9%.

Westchester Intermediate: English, 82.6%; math, 97.1%; passing both, 81.7%.

Discovery: English, 93.9%; math, 98%; passing both, 93.9%.

St. Patrick: English, 94.7%; math, 94.7%; passing both, 94.7%.

Grade 6

Statewide average passing in English/language arts was 78.7. Statewide average in math was 85.8%. Passing both 74.4%.

Liberty Intermediate: English, 84.6%; math, 93.4%; passing both, 81.9%.

Westchester Intermediate: English, 80.4%; math, 86.9%; passing both, 76.5%.

Discovery: English, 90.2%; math, 92.2%; passing both, 86.3%.

St. Patrick: English, 91.7%; math, 100%; passing both, 91.7%.

Grade 7

Statewide average passing in English/language arts was 77.8%. Statewide average in math was 80.5%. Passing both were 71.4%.

CMS: English, 84%; math, 89.3%; passing both, 80.4%.

Discovery: English, 92.6%; math, 81.5%; passing both, 81.5%.

St. Patrick: English, 87.5%; math, 100%; passing both, 87.5%.

Grade 8

Statewide average passing in English/language arts was 76.4%. Statewide average in math was 81.9%. Passing both were 71.3

CMS: English, 84%; math, 87%; passing both, 79.8%.

Discovery: English, 95.8%; math, 95.8%; passing both, 91.7%.

St. Patrick: English, 100%; math, 100%; passing both, 100%.

All Grades

Statewide average passing in English/language arts was 80.0%. Statewide average in math was 83.5%. Passing both were 74.7%

Duneland School Corporation: English, 86.8%; math, 90%; passing both, 82.1%.

Discovery: English, 92.4%; math, 92%; passing both, 88%.

St. Patrick: English, 96.4%; math, 99.3%; passing both, 96.4%.

Other districts in Porter County:

Boone Twp. Schools: English, 86.8%; math, 93.1%; passing both, 83.9%.

East Porter County School Corporation: English, 93.8%; math, 94.8%; passing both 91%.

Porter Twp. Schools: English, 87.6%; math, 82.9%; passing both 78.6%.

Portage Twp. Schools: English, 86.4%; math, 87.8%; passing both 80.6%.

Union Twp. Schools: English, 86.4%; math 87.8%; passing both 82.4%.

Valparaiso Schools: English, 88.7%, math, 91.1%; passing both 84.8%.

 

Posted 8/4/2014