State releases IREAD-3 reading test results

Since 2011, the number of Indiana third graders passing the IREAD-3 test has increased 5 percent. In 2011, 80 percent of Indiana students passed the test, compared to 85 percent in 2014.

In 2013, 94.9 percent of students in the Monroe County Community School Corporation passed the IREAD-3 test. A total of 766 students took the test, with 727 passing.

Childs Elementary performed best in 2013, with 100 percent of the 66 students who took the test passing.

Fairview Elementary performed the worst, with 83.7 percent of the 49 students who took the test passing.

All other elementary schools had at least 91.2 percent of participating students pass the test.

Information for school and corporation passing rates for 2014 will be available later this month.

“Today’s numbers are another sign of the great work that is happening in our schools every day,” Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said in a press release. “These numbers show that year by year, we have continued to see modest increases in our passage rate. More importantly, they show that we are promoting a culture of literacy throughout our state.

“Moving forward, I will continue to promote literacy and reading throughout all of Indiana.”

Sydney Murray

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