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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- School is out, but Indiana state test results are now in. Some southern Indiana schools are doing better than the state average.
ISTEP scores were released Tuesday morning. They measure student learning in grades three through eight.
Overall, 71% of students passed the English and math portions of the test during the past school year. For the first time, more than 80% of students showed proficiency on at least one of the four subjects tested.
Fourth and sixth graders are tested on science, and fifth and seventh graders on social studies, as well as English and math.
The percentage of students passing the math portion of the test reached 81% statewide.
In Greater Clark County Schools, nearly 78% passed the English portion, and 79% passed the math portion. About 70% passed both math and English.
For the New Albany Floyd County School Corporation, 89% of students passed the math portion. Students passing the English portion reached 82%. Combined students passing both parts reached nearly 79%.
Since 2009, the school corporation says it has doubled the percentage gains made by the state overall.
New Albany Floyd County Superintendent Dr. Bruce Hibbard says, "As an organization, we continue to improve on behalf of our school children and our community. Moving forward, the teachers and administrators of NAFCS will continue to be focused on learning, collaboration, and results."
The statewide aptitude tests are used to determine which low achieving schools will be taken over by the Indiana Department of Education. The state took control of four Indianapolis schools and one Gary school after last year's test results were released.