Indiana Cyber Charter School tops state average
ANGOLA, Ind. – Data from the 2013 statewide test results released last week by the Indiana Department of Education ranks Indiana Cyber Charter (InCyber) School in the top 10 charter schools operating in Indiana.
Opened in 2012, InCyber is a statewide, online learning program for students in kindergarten through grade 12 in Indiana. InCyber is authorized by Education One, L.L.C., the charter school authorizing body of Trine University.
Statewide average ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus) scores from spring testing showed 79.5 percent of students passed the English/language arts portion and 82.7 percent passed in math.
InCyber students surpassed the state average with 83.7 percent of students passing the English/language arts portion and 86.3 percent passing in math. The state average for passing both sections was 73.5 percent and Indiana Cyber's percentage was 78.5, according to Indiana Department of Education (DOE) data released Sept. 18.
"The purpose of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus program is to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/language arts, mathematics, science (grades 4 and 6), and social studies (grades 5 and 7). In particular, ISTEP+ reports student achievement levels according to the Indiana Academic Standards that were adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education. An Applied Skills Assessment and a Multiple-Choice Assessment, which are required components of the ISTEP+program, are used to measure these standards," according to the Indiana DOE website, www.doe.in.gov.
"The results are not a surprise and support the findings by Stanford University showing Indiana's 15,297 charter school students are outpacing their public school peers by a significant margin," said David Wood, managing director of Education One.
Education Week echoed Stanford when it reported charter students "made the equivalent of 1.5 more months of learning gains in both reading and math" than their public school peers.
"InCyber is an educational program unlike any other in the state," said Jan Myers, Indiana Cyber Charter School board president. "Every student enrolled in Indiana Cyber receives an innovative, engaging and research-supported curriculum, academic-enrichment services, counseling, career preparation, life-skills training and advanced learning opportunities, all tailored to fit academic and personal needs and goals. At InCyber, student success begins the day the student enrolls and continues beyond graduation."
For more information on Indiana Cyber Charter School, call 724.417.8612.
For more information on Education One, L.L.C., contact David Wood, managing director at 260.665.4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education One, L.L.C. is the charter school authorizing body of Trine University. Education One is authorized by Trine University's board of trustees under Indiana Code § 20-24-3-14. Education One is a member of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). Education One's mission includes the authorization of school models that demonstrate strong potential to accelerate student success through dramatically different school designs, instructional strategies, uses of technology, staffing models, governance arrangements, family and community engagement strategies, and other approaches.