ELKHART — Fewer than half the students in most districts in Elkhart County, and across the state, met expected achievement levels on a new standardized test, leading some local educators to join the call for changes in how those results are used for rating schools and teachers. 

Released Wednesday, statewide results for the spring ILEARN exam show that 47.9 percent of students in grades 3-8 met or exceeded proficiency standards in language arts and 47.8 percent met or exceeded them in math. Those are both more than 10 percentage points lower than the passing rates for last year’s pass-or-fail ISTEP exam, when 64.6 percent passed language arts and 58.9 percent passed math.

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Louise Baker

Well, if they are being exposed to others saying "I seen" and "the car needs fixed" and "My friend she went to a concert" (double subject) , how in the world can they pass English??

concerned citizen

And all these kids will graduate!!!!!!




Elkhart Community School Corporation spent $33 million to combine high schools, $145 million annual budget, 22 administrators making between $100,000 - $175,000 annually, and the students scores are the lowest in the county. PRICELESS

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