Hoosier Kids Fair Poorly on New Test

(photo supplied / Indiana Department of Education)

Fewer than half of Indiana’s students met expected achievement levels on the state’s new standardized test. That’s leading the state’s top educator to renew calls for changes on how the iLearn results are used for rating schools and teachers.

Only 47.9-percent of students in grades three-through-eight met the proficiency standard in language arts while 47.8-percent of them met the standard in math.

Even before the iLearn results were made public, Governor Holcomb and Republican legislative leaders called for a one-year delay in using the scores as part of teacher evaluations and school grades.