Several Area Schools Meet State Literacy Goal

Indiana Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner at Thursday’s Statehouse ceremony honoring schools achieving the state literacy goal. (Provided Photo)

(Statehouse) – Indiana Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner has recognized 242 schools around the state where at least 95 percent of students passed the 2023 I-Read assessment.

Six area schools are on that list: Batesville Intermediate School (Batesville Community School Corporation); Mount Carmel Elementary (Franklin County Community Schools); North Decatur Elementary (Decatur County Community Schools), and St. Louis (Batesville), St. Michael (Brookville), and St. Mary’s (Greensburg) Catholic schools (Archdiocese of Indianapolis).

All schools meeting the state’s 95-percent literacy goal were honored at the Statehouse on Thursday.

“While we urgently work to overcome our reading crisis in Indiana, we also must take time to celebrate the schools that continue to improve outcomes for students. Throughout the year, there are opportunities to highlight schools with visits, individual teacher celebrations, and an annual red carpet gala for educators,” said Dr. Jenner.

“Today, for the first-time ever, we hosted a celebration for schools that are hitting our statewide reading goal,” she added. “Today’s celebration included large and small schools, urban and rural, as well as schools that serve diverse student populations, both in terms of race and ethnicity and socioeconomic status, yet the one thing that they all have in common is that they are making it work for students!”

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