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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