Blackhawk, Memorial Park boost FWCS ISTEP+ results - August 11, 2010

Record Number: 6505
Displayed from: Aug 11, 2010 , until: Sep 11, 2010

Blackhawk and Memorial Park middle school students outpaced the state at every level of the results that were delayed because of a scoring glitch earlier this year. When ISTEP+ results were released in June, Fort Wayne Community Schools' data was incomplete because Blackhawk was not included in the sixth- and eighth-grade results, and Memorial Park was not included in eighth-grade results. The results are now in, showing passing rates increased at each grade level and in both subjects. Those results boosted the district's overall results. When we released the ISTEP+ results earlier this summer, we knew the data was incomplete, Superintendent Wendy Robinson said. With Blackhawk and Memorial Park's results now calculated, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate the staff, students and parents who make our schools so successful. While these schools typically outpace the state, we are proud that they continue to improve on their success. Our schools are focused on making sure every child, in every building is educated to high standards. School 6th grade English/LA 6th Grade Math 2009 2010 2009 2010 Blackhawk 73 79 77 78 State 69 72 73 77 FWCS 53 63 61 67 School 8th grade English/LA 8th Grade Math 2009 2010 2009 2010 Blackhawk 67 80 74 82 Memorial Park 64 70 60 75 State 65 69 67 72 FWCS 51 58 56 64

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.