State Data Shows Local Third Grade Reading Success

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New data released by the Indiana Department of Education reveals many area schools are above the state average for IREAD-3 student test results.

The test can be used to gauge whether a third grader can read well enough to move on to the fourth grade.

The statewide average for student passing rate in 2014 is 85 percent. The results show a 5 percent increase since 2011.

Third graders at Jac-Cen-Del Elementary, St. Louis School in Batesville, St. Lawrence in Lawrenceburg and St. Mary’s in Aurora received a 100 percent on the I-READ-3.

Schools receiving a 95 percent or higher include:

  • North Dearborn Elementary School (97.2%)
  • Central Elementary School (96.8%)
  • Bright Elementary (96.6%)
  • Mount Carmel School (96.4%)
  • Milan Elementary School (95.8%)
  • Aurora Elementary School (95.1%)

Students at South Ripley Elementary, Batesville Intermediate School and North Decatur Elementary School averaged a 94 percent on the statewide test.

The data revealed other area schools were nearer to the state average:

  • Manchester Elementary School (90.9%)
  • Dillsboro Elementary School (91.9%)
  • Laurel School (88.9%)
  • Sunman Elementary School (85.4%)
  • Brookville Elementary School (84.6%)
  • South Decatur Elementary School (83.9%)
  • Moores Hill Elementary School (80%)