Indiana third-grade reading remains steady

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Results are in for Indiana's third-grade reading tests, and results have stayed steady over the past year.

The passage rate for the IREAD 3 assessment was 85.58% for spring 2014, up from 85.28% for the same period in 2013.

The Indiana Department of Education says school and corporation level data will be available later this month. Results from previous spring administrations of the assessment are below:

Year Passing Percentage
2011 80.07
2012 84.87
2013 85.28
2014 85.58

"Today's numbers are another sign of the great work that is happening in our schools every day," said Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. "These numbers show that year by year, we have continued to see modest increases in our passage rate. More importantly, they show that we are promoting a culture of literacy throughout our state. Moving forward, I will continue to promote literacy and reading throughout all of Indiana."