Test scores jumped in innovation schools, but IPS leaders aren’t declaring victory just yet.
Nearly every innovation school in Indianapolis saw a jump in its passing rates on state achievement tests — some by 8 percentage points or more — giving advocates hope that their management approach is working.
Of the eight innovation schools that took the ISTEP test last spring, seven had higher passing rates on both the math and English tests than in the previous year. Five had among the largest gains in the district. In contrast, the number of grade 3-8 students districtwide who passed both tests slipped 1 percentage point.