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ISTEP Scores Released: Pike Co.

Nearly three out of four students passed this year's ISTEP exam, with 74-percent of students passing both the English and math portions.

State school superintendent Glenda Ritz says math scores were up across the board, with an overall passing rate of 83-percent.

Passing rates on the English half of the exam slipped a little among third, sixth and seventh graders, but the overall passing rate on English was just under 80-percent.

In the Pike County School Corporation, 76.8 percent of students passed both the math and English portions of the test.

81.4 percent passed the English portion while 86.1 percent passed the math portion of the test.