The following breaks down the percentage of students who passed the ISTEP+ exam in 2018, with 2017 results added for comparison. The Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus was administered last spring to test students' knowledge of English and math. Fourth, sixth and 10th-graders were also tested in science and fifth- and seventh-graders in social studies. The Journal Gazette determined the state rankings based on the percentage of students who passed both English and math tests. The grades and the number of public and private schools ranked this year: third (1,268); fourth (1,262); fifth (1,165); sixth (879); seventh (687); eighth (673); 10th (462).The Indiana Department of Education did not provide data for schools if fewer than 10 students were tested.