Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. scored below the state average on the IREAD-3 for the first time since the state-mandated test was implemented in 2011, preliminary results show.
This year, 84.6 percent of Columbus third-graders passed the reading comprehension and vocabulary assessment, compared with 85.58 percent statewide.
But there is good news in the score, Director of Elementary Education Teresa Heiny said. More than 70 students achieved a perfect score.
There's also good news from Hope Elementary, which was one student and one question away from passing all students.
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