The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 15, 2013

Southeast Fountain tackles ISTEP and IREAD-3


VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Southeast Fountain Elementary School Principal Diana Spence told school board members Thursday students had been busy with ISTEP and IREAD-3 testing.

The ISTEP testing came during a tough week for the school with a snow day, a two-hour delay and flu outbreak.

Students must pass the IREAD-3 test or they will be held back. The test was taken on computers instead of by paper and pencil and it did not go as smoothly as expected due to technical issues.

In other business, school board members:

Approved the retirement of Steve Welchans, a high school science teacher. He has taught at Fountain Central since 1974.

Accepted a donation from the d’Arlier Trust in the amount of $10,000 for the German Exchange Program.