EXCLUSIVE: Read How Indy Black Third Graders Did On This Year’s IREAD Tests

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    iread 1The second year of the Indiana Department of Education’s IREAD reading test for Indiana third graders was a mixed bag for schools and districts with a mixture of incremental gains and declines, mixed in some cases with startling growth and decline. The data was released late Friday, May 10th by the Indiana Department of Education. Overall 86.1% of the state’s third graders passed IREAD this year; compared to 85.0% last year. Demographically, 70.3% of Indiana’s African-American students; 90.6% of whites and 77.1% of Hispanics passed IREAD this year. Last year, 68.1% of African-Americans, 89.4% of whites and 75.4% of Hispanics passed IREAD. Among Indianapolis/Marion County’s public and public charter schools the results were similar to last year.  Overall, 75.4% of the city/county’s third graders passed IREAD; slightly more than the 74.3% that passed last year. For all eleven public school districts in the city/county, 75.6% passed IREAD, just a fraction above the 75.1% last year.  For township students, 79.2% passed this year versus 78.3% last year. The biggest jump occurred in charter schools where 72.3% passed IREAD this year compared to 66.1% in 2012. Unfortunately, the percent of Indianapolis Public School students passing IREAD in 2013 dropped to 66.1% from 67.0% in 2012. iread 2In overall IREAD results in Indianapolis’ eleven school districts, only four showed increases in the percent of students passing; while seven showed decreases. Increasing were Pike, Wayne, Washington and Lawrence Townships. Declining were Decatur, Franklin, Perry, and Warren Townships, Beech Grove, Speedway and IPS. But it was the reverse for African-American students as in seven of the eleven school districts in Indianapolis, the percentage of African-American students passing IREAD increased; while the percentage of Blacks passing decreased in just four districts. Increases occurred in Pike, Decatur, Washington, Wayne, Lawrence Townships, Beech Grove and IPS. With declines happening in Warren, Franklin and Perry Townships and Speedway. i read 3Of the twenty-one top performing districts in IREAD in Indianapolis, ten were charters. Led by Flanner House Elementary which last year had the worst IREAD performance in the state. This year the charter, one of the first in the state, recovered with a 97.4% IREAD passing rate which is the BEST performance of any charter and second best performance of any Indianapolis public school. In overall IREAD performance, top charters included Paramount School of Excellence, Irvington, Padua and Andrew Academies, Hoosier Academy Virtual Charter, Andrew J. Brown, Christel House and Challenge Academy. Seven are Mayor’s Charters and one is chartered by Ball State.  The poorest performing charters overall were Imagine East (which had its charter revoked and will close next month) and SE School of Excellence.  The former is a Ball State Charter, the latter a Mayor’s Charter. In terms of African-American third grade performance in IREAD, Flanner House was tops among charters followed by Paramount School of Excellence, Andrew Academy, Challenge Academy, Andrew J. Brown. The charters with the poorest African-American IREAD performance were Imagine East, and Hoosier Academy Virtual, both Ball State Charters. The charts below highlight IREAD performance for all students and for African-American students.

    INDIANAPOLIS DISTRICTS & CHARTERS RANKED BY IREAD PASSING SCORES FOR TOTAL STUDENTS & BLACK STUDENTS – 2013 VS 2012

    Chart Compilation ©2013 WTLC/Radio One.

    DISTRICT

    %2013

    PASS

    %2012 PASS

    DISTRICT

    %BLK

    13PASS

    %BLK

    12PASS

    Flanner House

    97.4%

    26.1%

    Flanner House

    97.4%

    26.1%

    Paramount School

    90.5%

    84.2%

    Beech Grove

    94.7%

    76.5%

    Franklin Township

    89.4%

    91.5%

    Paramount School

    90.5%

    85.7%

    Irvington Charter

    89.3%

    89.7%

    Andrew Academy

    83.3%

    61.9%

    Padua Academy

    86.4%

    91.3%

    Pike Township

    80.4%

    75.5%

    Andrew Academy

    84.2%

    65.2%

    Decatur Township

    77.3%

    51.3%

    Speedway

    84.0%

    84.9%

    Challenge Fndtn Acad

    76.3%

    85.9%

    Beech Grove

    83.8%

    87.1%

    Washington Township

    75.9%

    72.6%

    Hoosier Academy

    81.8%

    63.4%

    Andrew J Brown

    75.5%

    77.8%

    Pike Township

    80.9%

    75.9%

    Wayne Township

    73.4%

    67.8%

    Decatur Township

    80.7%

    82.3%

    Lawrence Township

    70.4%

    68.2%

    Andrew J Brown

    79.2%

    73.2%

    Warren Township

    69.3%

    72.5%

    Christel House Acad

    79.2%

    91.8%

    Math Science North

    67.6%

    93.3%

    Challenge Fndtn Acad

    79.2%

    86.3%

    Indpls Lighthouse

    67.4%

    72.0%

    Wayne Township

    79.0%

    75.4%

    Monument Lighthouse

    65.6%

    67.8%

    Washington Township

    78.4%

    74.2%

    Franklin Township

    64.9%

    84.0%

    Perry Township

    77.5%

    79.2%

    Fall Creek Academy

    63.6%

    70.8%

    Warren Township

    76.8%

    82.0%

    Imagine West

    63.4%

    44.4%

    Lawrence Township

    74.2%

    73.5%

    Indpls Public Schools

    61.9%

    61.2%

    Indiana Math Science

    73.5%

    72.7%

    Speedway

    61.8%

    68.0%

    Perry Township

    61.1%

    72.3%

    Indpls Public Schools

    66.1%

    67.0%

    Imagine East

    44.6%

    35.7%

    INDIANAPOLIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS RANKED BY 2013 IREAD

    PASSING SCORES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS

    Chart Compilation ©2013 WTLC/Radio One.

    SCHOOL

    DISTRICT

    PASS IREAD

    Sidener Academy

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    100.0%

    Flanner House Elementary

    Mayor’s Charter

    97.4%

    Central Elementary

    Beech Grove Schools

    94.7%

    Crooked Creek Elementary

    Washington Township

    93.8%

    Oaklandon Elementary

    Lawrence Township

    93.1%

    Guion Creek Elementary

    Pike Township

    93.0%

    Francis Parker School 56

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    92.9%

    Robey Elementary

    Wayne Township

    91.2%

    Paramount School of Excellence

    Mayor’s Charter

    90.9%

    Rousseau McClellan School 91

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    90.9%

    Bridgeport Elementary

    Wayne Township

    88.5%

    Jonathan Jennings School 109

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    86.7%

    Blue Academy

    Decatur Township

    85.7%

    Fishback Creek Elementary

    Pike Township

    85.7%

    Louis B Russell School 48

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    84.8%

    Sunnyside Elementary

    Lawrence Township

    84.6%

    Eastbrook Elementary

    Pike Township

    84.5%

    Chapel Glen Elementary

    Wayne Township

    84.2%

    Eagle Creek Elementary

    Pike Township

    84.2%

    Andrew Academy

    Mayor’s Charter

    83.3%

    INDIANAPOLIS SUBURBAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS RANKED BY 2013 IREAD PASSING SCORES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS

    Only schools with more than Ten Black 3rd Graders Tested are Ranked

    Chart Compilation ©2013 WTLC/Radio One

    SCHOOL

    DISTRICT

    PASS IREAD

    White Lick Elementary

    Brownsburg Schools

    100.0%

    River Birch Elementary

    Avon Schools

    100.0%

    Brooks Elementary

    Hamilton Southeastern

    93.8%

    Cedar Elementary

    Avon Schools

    91.7%

    Sycamore Elementary

    Avon Schools

    90.9%

    Fall Creek Elementary

    Hamilton Southeastern

    90.0%

    Eagle Elementary

    Brownsburg Schools

    88.2%

    Ronald Reagan Elementary

    Brownsburg Schools

    86.7%

    INDIANAPOLIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS RANKED BY LOWEST 2013 IREAD PASSING SCORES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS

    Chart Compilation ©2013 WTLC/Radio One

    SCHOOL

    DISTRICT

    PASS IREAD

    Francis Scott Key School 103

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    40.0%

    Allison Elementary

    Speedway Schools

    41.7%

    Raymond Brandes School 65

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    43.8%

    James Lowell School 51

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    43.8%

    Wendell Phillips School 63

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    44.0%

    Joyce Kilmer School 69

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    44.1%

    Imagine East

    Ball State Charter

    44.6%

    Riverside School 44

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    48.1%

    Brookside School 54

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    49.3%

    Carl Wilde School 79

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    51.5%

    Key Learning Elementary

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    52.0%

    Lowell Elementary

    Warren Township

    52.9%

    Hoosier Academy Virtual

    Ball State Charter

    52.9%

    Eliza Blaker School 55

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    53.3%

    Winchester Village Elementary

    Perry Township

    53.8%

    Westlake Elementary

    Wayne Township

    54.1%

    Christian Park School 82

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    54.5%

    Elder Diggs School 42

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    55.6%

    Thomas Gregg School 15

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    55.9%

    George Fisher School 93

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    57.1%

    James Whitcomb Riley School 43

    Indianapolis Public Schools

    57.1%

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