State releases ILEARN scores: Noblesville, county schools score higher than average proficiency rate

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The Indiana Dept. of Education recently released scores from its ILEARN test from Spring 2019 for school districts across the state.

Of 495,895 students tested statewide in grades three through eight, 37.1 percent tested with a proficiency in the English language arts and math portions of the test. However, in Hamilton County, most school corporations scored higher than the state average.

Results for all Hamilton County are as follows:

  • Carmel Clay Schools – 66.7 percent proficiency (7,412 tested)
  • Hamilton Heights School Corp. – 36.7 percent proficiency (977 tested)
  • Hamilton Southeastern Schools – 56.1 percent proficiency (9,841 tested)
  • Noblesville Schools – 53.2 percent proficiency (4,842 tested)
  • Sheridan Community Schools – 38.3 percent proficiency (452 tested)
  • Westfield-Washington Schools – 57.1 percent proficiency (3,631 tested)

IDOE officials said statewide, ILEARN scores were expected to “dip” compared to past results from the test it replaced, ISTEP+. The ILEARN test was mandated by the state legislature in 2017

“While the 2019 ILEARN results do not provide a true reflection of the performance of Indiana’s schools, they do once again show us the importance of developing a modernized state legislated accountability system that is fair, accurate and transparent,” State Supt. Jennifer McCormick said. “With this in mind, the department will propose the following legislative actions: place a ‘hold harmless’ year on 2018-2019 letter grades, pause intervention timelines for all schools, and provide the (Indiana) State Board of Education with emergency rulemaking authority to review and reestablish the state accountability system. The success and wellbeing of our students, educators and schools are dependent upon these actions.”

To see all ILEARN results, visit doe.in.gov/accountability/find-school-and-corporation-data-reports.

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