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Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

Indiana End-of-Course Assessments (ECAs)


Algebra 1

English

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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education


College readiness

AP courses and testing

  This school
Students taking AP courses 0%
Source: See notes

College first year

  This school State average
Average first year GPA (out of 4.0) for graduates in-state 1.6 2.6
Average number of units completed in first year for graduates in-state 7.6 20.9
Source: See notes

Graduates starting college

  This school State average
Graduates who enroll in college immediately after high school graduation 53% 64%
Graduates who need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills 92% 31%
Source: See notes

Sources

AP courses and testing CRDC, 2011-2012
College first year Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Graduates starting college Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
  Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012