Knox Community Schools ISTEP Scores Lower Than Expected

Knox Community School Superintendent A.J. Gappa

The Knox Community School Board discussed ISTEP results Monday night. Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the scores have declined.

“Our administrators are looking into possible reasons why they think they might have declined,” said Gappa. “We have given other tests in both buildings, like the NWEA test, that does show growth in some areas, but the administrators are looking into that and plan to come back with an action plan for the upcoming school year.”

West Central School Superintendent Charles Mellon reported lower ISTEP scores at his corporation as well and work is being done to investigate the source of the decline.

North Judson-San Pierre Superintendent Lynn Johnson said she was happy with the progress the students are making there, and Eastern Pulaski School Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman reported extremely good scores for the elementary students. He said the fifth grade students were the number one performer in the state in English/Language Arts and Math.