According to the Star's Dan McFeely's report, statewide test results are up as well. He writes:
Overall, 64.7 percent of Hoosier students in Grades 3-10 passed both the math and language arts portions of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus. Higher percentages passed one or the other: 74 percent passed math, 71 percent language arts.
That continued a gradual, decadelong increase in ISTEP results, according to the state, with percentages climbing from a low of 56.5 percent in 1997.
The high school results for IPS are still really bad. For example, only a quarter of 10th graders passed the math exam and only a third passed the English exam. The story notes that teachers are seeing a reduction in disciplinary problems this year after White implemented a school uniform policy. I'm curious what the test results for Indianapolis' charter schools looked like in comparison to IPS' and the township schools' results.