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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Grades that measure how well schools are performing dropped this year for half of Bartholomew County School Corp.'s schools, according to Indiana Department of Education data released today.
Although four elementary schools had only minor declines in the A-F Accountability scale, such as dropping from an A to a B, Northside and Central middle schools experienced more severe declines. Only one BCSC school, Columbus East, had its letter grade improve. Clifty Creek Elementary received an F for the third consecutive year.
Local school officials believe disruptions during the spring online ISTEP+ testing negatively impacted students and played a significant role in the A-F middle school scores.
The data also revealed several bright spots for BCSC schools. Ten of the 15 schools that received grades earned an A or B. Columbus Signature Academy-Fodrea Campus and Richards, Rockcreek and Southside elementary schools earned an A for the second consecutive school year.
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