As a school accredited by the State of Indiana, St. Susanna School participates in Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+). The purpose of ISTEP+ is to measure student achievement in the areas of English/Language Arts and Mathematics (Grades 3-8), Science (Grades 4 and 6), and Social Studies (Grades 5 and 7). An Applied Skills Assessment and a Multiple Choice Assessment are used to measure mastery of standards. ISTEP+ reports student achievement levels according to the Indiana Academic Standards that were adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education. Student performance on ISTEP+ is part of school accountability. ISTEP+ consists of two major components: Part 1 is administered in March is administered online and paper/pencil administrations and includes Applied Skills (open-ended) items; and Part 2 is administered in April/May and is administered online and includes multiple-choice and technology-enhanced items. Paper/pencil administration includes multiple-choice, and in Grades 4-8 and 10, gridded response items.
The state released 2015 ISTEP+ scores to the public on Thursday, November 17, 2016 and the overall pass rates were down considerably statewide, especially in math.
Things to note:
– St. Susanna School has the highest passing rate in the West Deanery.
– St. Susanna School ranks 7th overall of the 61 schools in the Indianapolis Archdiocese.
– St. Susanna School’s overall pass rate placed us in the top 5% of schools in the state.