The Herald Bulletin

Overnight Update

Local Education

September 19, 2013

Local schools post generally improved ISTEP scores


In Daleville, both Daleville Elementary and Daleville Jr. Sr. High Schools posted improved pass rates. The elementary had a combined pass rate of 82.4 percent this year, up from 78.3 percent in the 2011-2012 school year.

The junior-senior high school combined pass rate jumped to 79.9 percent this year, from the 2011-2012 rate of 69.53 percent.

Daleville Superintendent Paul Garrison said the improvement was the result of hard work to examine test results, identify strengths and weaknesses and make changes to improve.

In Elwood, schools notched significant improvements in math and overall scores. First-year Superintendent Tim Smith said math was made a priority throughout the school system over the past year.

“I think it’s a good sign, not only for the kids, but for the morale of the faculty. I think it helps everyone’s confidence,” Smith said. “At first glance, we’ve seen some improvements, but I’d still like to see the numbers go up even more next year.”


Look for your school's ISTEP results on Page A2.

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