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How Region schools fared in IREAD-3 scores

Indiana Department of Education
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Another round of test scores shows that Lake County's urban schools continue to struggle more than other public schools. The 2021-2022 IREAD-3 results were released Wednesday. They measure reading skills among Indiana third graders.

The Gary Community School Corporation saw the lowest scores locally, with only 42 percent of students passing. School City of East Chicago was only slightly better at 47 percent, compared to 54 percent at Lake Ridge New Tech Schools.

Some of the highest-scoring districts locally were Munster, Union Township, Porter Township and Hanover — all over 94 percent. LaPorte County's Tri-Township Consolidated School Corporation appears to be the only public school district in the state to have all of its third graders pass the IREAD-3, although several individual schools achieved that.

Many private and parochial schools also scored higher, with almost 95 percent of students passing in the Diocese of Gary's schools.