INDIANAPOLIS (AP) —
New test results show the reading levels among Indiana's third graders made
slight progress from last year.
Department of Education released data Thursday from the spring 2014 IREAD 3
test showing about 85 percent of students passed the test.
The results are up
three-tenths of a percentage point from 2013.
Passage rates have
inched higher in the past three years from a little under 85 percent in
2012, when the first official test was administered.
Between the year of
the pilot test in 2011 and 2012, passage rates jumped almost 5 percentage
superintendent Glenda Ritz says the results are another sign of the work
that's happening in schools every day.