South Bend School’s ISTEP Results Are In

The results of South Bend's fall I-STEPS are in.

The scores were presented at Monday’s school board meeting.

The district, as a whole, is pleased with the progress that has been made, especially in primary schools.

English scores for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have jumped nearly 10% in the last couple of years.

But there is still room for improvement, specifically in 5th grade science and 10th grade scores across the board.

Some high school teachers we talked to said they were surprised by the results and expected better scores.

Washington High School teacher Ann Hamilton said, “I saw the gains in the elementary and I was hoping for bigger gains in high school.”

Hamilton added, “When we teach, we're working very, very hard to increase their skills, working harder than we ever have. It feels very frustrating to not see a bigger gain.”

Right now, only district-wide results are available.

Parents can expect their child's individual test scores next week.

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