The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local Education

September 4, 2013

Anderson schools show slight improvement on IREAD-3

ANDERSON — IREAD-3 scores released Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Education showed a slight overall improvement for Anderson public schools, rising from 81.0 percent last year to 81.9 percent this year. The IRead-3 looks at third-grade reading proficiency, with a goal of 90 percent. Statewide, the average is 91.4 percent.

"Most of our schools performed better this year," said Ryan Glaze, director of curriculum at Anderson Community Schools. Two of the schools in the district, Anderson and Erskine elementaries, reflected a slight decline.

Despite the generally improving score, Glaze acknowledged that it still falls below the state average, and the district is focused on it.

“We’re rolling out a new elementary reading program,” said Glaze. “I do think it will help.” The new program involves a lot more individual student reading and focuses on the student’s reading level. “Our teachers are working very hard,” Glaze said. “We just have to do a better job making sure we’re reaching all kids and making sure they’re reading at grade level. ... We want 100 percent of our kids reading at grade level.”Glaze said the data released Wednesday will be presented and discussed at the Sept. 10 school board meeting.

Like Nancy Elliott on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @ NancyElliott_HB, or call 640-4805.

1
Text Only
Local Education
  • Vaughan, Nancy Madison County grad rates and test scores improve, but still lag state High school graduation rates and standardized test scores in English, math and science all improved among public school students in Madison County from 2009 to 2013, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

    July 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • Pay for South Madison soccer coaches under review An ad hoc parent group wants the South Madison Community Schools board to consider raising the stipend for Pendleton Heights High School soccer coaches.

    July 21, 2014

  • FEA - HB0721 - Rotary Exchange - JC 1 Foreign exchange program builds lasting friendships Paulina Berger returned to her hometown in Olpe, Germany on Friday, but she left something important behind: part of her heart. The 16-year-old spent a year living with three host families in Anderson as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • FEA HB0721 ISU Normal Hall Work underway to restore ISU's Normal Hall The sounds of heavy equipment, impact drills and even a large wrecking ball are evidence of a renovation underway at Normal Hall, Indiana State University's oldest academic building.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • HHS class of '66 seeks classmates The Highland High School Class of '66 will host its 48th class reunion on Aug. 23. Contact information is needed for several classmates.

    July 19, 2014

  • Jottings: July 20 The following are brief Jottings items of local interest.

    July 19, 2014

  • AHS Class of '65 plans informal gathering The Anderson High School Class of 1965 will hold an informal 49th class gathering. The gathering will be Saturday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Shouts Sports Pub (Cooper's Sport Bowl), 1920 E. 53rd St.

    July 18, 2014

  • NWS - HB0129 - snyder photo - SU Ivy Tech president attends apprenticeships summit

    Fresh from a White House-sponsored summit on expanding apprenticeship opportunities in high-growth industries, Ivy Tech Community College President Tom Snyder said some programs in Indiana are on the leading edge of that effort.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACS teacher fights suspension in federal court An Anderson Community Schools second-grade teacher who was dismissed and placed on paid administrative leave early this year is fighting the school system's teacher evaluation program in federal court saying her constitutional rights of due process were violated because she was not allowed to attend meetings where her classroom performance was discussed and evaluated.

    July 14, 2014

  • NWS - HB0714 - back to school 2 Students receive the basics at Back to School Festival

    The threat of severe weather forced a normally popular back-to-school event indoors. The weather stayed away, but regardless, a few thousand children went home with school supplies they desperately need.

    July 13, 2014 3 Photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide