The results are in from Indiana's new high-stakes reading exam – 84 percent of the state's third-graders passed.
The purpose of the IREAD exam is to make sure students are capable readers by fourth grade.
Students took the test back in March. Those who didn't pass will get another chance this summer after getting more practice.
If they fail again, they may be held back next year.
Indiana's superintendent of public instruction says this test is about making sure each student gets the individual attention they need.
"I think that's a common thread of successful schools, said Tony Bennett. “And if we can scale that among all schools in the state, I think we'll begin to crack this nut a little better."
Here's a look at how some of our local school districts did:
- 72 percent of South Bend third-graders passed.
- 87 percent of students in Mishawaka, and nine of ten students at Penn-Harris-Madison schools passed.