State Data Shows Local Third Grade Reading Success

May 1, 2014

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%)
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