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September 19, 2013

Elwood principal attributes students' scores gain to new Eagles Club


This year, she's excited about ACS' new reading program, Benchmark Literacy, that will help provide more individualized instruction. There will also be remedial activities for those who didn't pass and continued work with the eight-step process.

"Until you reach 100 percent (passing the ISTEP), there's always room for improvement," she said.

Suffering the greatest drop in combined math and language arts scores this year was St. Ambrose Catholic School with a 62 percent pass rate, a 12 percent drop.

Principal Brad Kluesner said math is the area that hurt the school most. St. Ambrose saw a language arts pass rate of 86 percent while math stood at 62 percent.

To address the issue, he said, the school has purchased a new online math program to help tutor kids, along with new software that will be used for “zoning in on strengths and weaknesses” by assessing students times a year.

While there is work to be done, Kluesner said, ISTEP scores are “not the full picture of what’s happening” at St. Ambrose. There’s a lot of good going on, he said, and the new software will help add more accountability and support.

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