Center Grove, Clark-Pleasant top local districts


Third-graders enter a computer lab to take the ISTEP at Northwood Elementary School in Franklin. The school delayed ISTEP by a week because students across the state were being interrupted by problems with the test site.

The latest statewide test scores show students at most local schools are mastering math and English lessons at a higher rate than their peers across Indiana.

Between 72 percent and 84 percent of the third- through eighth-graders from Johnson County’s six public school districts passed both the English and math sections of ISTEP when they took the exam last spring. Indiana requires students to take the exam at the end of each school year, so they can show how much they learned.

The Center Grove and Clark-Pleasant school districts tied for the highest local ISTEP passing rates. Eighty-eight percent of the students from those districts passed the English exam, 91 percent passed the math exam, and 84 percent passed both sections, according to data from the Indiana Department of Education.

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