TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - ISTEP+ results are in for a group of test that generated a lot of controversy.
Tippecanoe County superintendents said they are happy with the scores, however that does not mean they are happy with the tests.
Concerns rose last spring when computer glitches interrupted much of the state's ISTEP+ testing.
Scores are in, and the concerns remain.
West Lafayette Community School Superintendent Rocky Killion said 91 percent of test-taking students in the district passed both math and language arts.
That puts them third in the state, but Killion said there are red flags in the scores that make him continue to question the validity of the tests.
"The 2012 sixth grade scores, our sixth graders 97 percent passing both math and language arts. In 2013 as seventh graders their scores went down to 87 percent. How do we decrease by 10 percent?" said Killion.
The Lafayette School corporation had 75 percent of students pass both subjects.
LSC Superintendent Les Huddle says the possible record breaking score does not diminish his concerns.
"As we look back it could be the first time we ever surpassed the state average. We think we have a lot of good news, but we still have that little question mark," said Huddle.
Statewide 73 percent of students passed.
Tippecanoe County School Corporation also surpassed the state number with just under 79 percent passing.
In a statement to News 18, TSC Superintendent Scott Hanback said he is pleased with the scores, but questions what the glitches did to the testing environment.
"Since Indiana is basing so much on high stakes testing then our students should expect an environment conducive to doing their best that is free from distractions and interruptions," said Hanback.
Killion said he does not like standardized testing, but now may be the best time to look at the tests the state has in place.
"If we want to continue our drive to mediocrity let's continue to compare with each other," Killion said. "If we want to compete with the best in the world we have to change the model to be competitive with the world's best."
Students and parents can ask for re-scores once all requests have been made the scores will be finalized.
Science scores are expected in October. For a full list of state-wide scores, click here.
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