EVSC Releases Spring 2012 ISTEP+ Results

The results of this spring’s ISTEP+ tests taken by Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s students in Grades 3-8 show two-year gains in the English/Language Arts and Mathematics scores in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6.

“We are pleased to have several schools and grade levels scoring above 90% passing ISTEP this year and also to have some big gains in percent passing in the past year. We also have some pass rates that are less than what we desire and we are working on interventions to help raise those numbers,” said Superintendent David Smith. “All students come to the EVSC with different abilities and we are proud that we take each of those children where they are and find ways to motivate and educate them to do their very best.”

Top 3 Schools With
Highest % Passing E/LA

Third grade
Highland: 95%
Scott: 95%
West Terrace: 92%

Fourth grade
Scott: 98%
Oak Hill: 94%
Highland: 91%

Fifth grade
Cynthia Heights: 92%
Oak Hill: 89%
Scott: 84%

Sixth grade
Scott: 92%
Oak Hill: 87%
Plaza Park: 81%

Seventh grade
Perry Heights: 77%
Helfrich Park: 70%
Plaza Park: 67%

Eighth grade
Plaza Park: 73%
Thompkins: 71%
Perry Heights: 70%

Top 3 Schools With
Highest % Passing Math

Third grade
Scott: 92%
Highland: 91%
Oak Hill: 84%

Fourth grade
Scott: 93%
Oak Hill: 91%
Highland: 83%

Fifth grade
Scott: 98%
Highland: 93%
Vogel: 91%

Sixth grade
Oak Hill: 94%
Scott: 93%
Plaza Park: 84%

Seventh grade
Perry Heights: 76%
Thompkins: 76%
Helfrich Park: 73%

Eighth grade
Plaza Park: 79%
Thompkins: 75%
Helfrich Park and Perry Heights: 69%

Smith said the EVSC is enhancing and honing interventions that target academic performance and also social and emotional issues that may be aggravating student performance on the tests.

“Now, more than ever, teachers and administrators are relying on individual student data – focusing on this information in Performance Management sessions, Student Support Groups, and Personal Learning Communities (PLC), bringing everyone together to discuss attendance, social/emotional behaviors, and academic performance – to provide supports to help all students. We want not only those who are struggling to continue to see their test scores climb; but also those who are already passing the test,” Smith said.

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