For the first time, at least 90 percent of the third-graders from each of Johnson County’s public school districts passed a test recently required by the state.
Third-graders locally and across Indiana took the IREAD-3 exam in March, and more than 90 percent of the 1,854 county students who were tested passed. That means they’re reading at or beyond grade level and can move on to fourth-grade reading lessons.
The percentage of students who passed the exam went up for Clark-Pleasant, Edinburgh, Greenwood and Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson schools and fell slightly for Center Grove and Franklin schools. The greatest improvement was at Clark-Pleasant — 94 percent of students passed IREAD-3 this year, up from 90 percent last year and 88 percent in 2012, according to information from the Indiana Department of Education.