LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - ISTEP+ results, enrollment numbers, and a strategic plan were topics of discussion at Lafayette School Corporation Tuesday night.
School board members seemed pleased with the results from the ISTEP+ exams. 75 percent of students passed both math and language arts. That's two percent higher than the statewide average of 73 percent.
Superintendent Les Huddle said, as always, the goal is to get every single student to pass. He said because of this year's technical glitches, there's always going to be a question of validity surrounding the results.
As far as enrollment this year, Huddle said grades six through eight are down by 59 students. He said the administration will be looking to see why that number is so high.
On the plus side, numbers for kindergarten and first grade are around 700 each, which is up from the average of 500 students per grade.
"We're pleased with that. It comes with some problems and issues, but again, seeing our enrollment increase is, we believe, going to be a good problem for us," said Huddle.
Huddle said plans for the corporation's strategic plan, or as he described it, a "to-do list," are moving forward. He said it will be published on the website. He said the board could be voting on it as soon as October.
The board will also vote on the 2014-2015 calendar at that meeting. Huddle said it's very similar to this year's.
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