Stu­dents score highly in tests

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Cargill Open Plan School is cel­e­brat­ing the re­sults of two tests com­pleted by its year five and six stu­dents who were tested in two ar­eas: find­ing in­for­ma­tion in books and find­ing in­for­ma­tion in ref­er­ence sources.

The tests, avail­able from the NZ Coun­cil for Ed­u­ca­tional Re­search, are stan­dard­ised and prin­ci­pal Rhonda Rayner said a num­ber of chil­dren achieved sta­nine eight and sta­nine nine in each of the two tests. ‘‘Sta­nine nine is the best score pos­si­ble and only four per cent of the pop­u­la­tion is ex­pected to achieve it.’’

Only 23 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion are ex­pected to score above av­er­age re­sults and more than 64 per cent of stu­dents at Cargill achieved this.

‘‘ We are de­lighted with these out­stand­ing re­sults which re­flect the ef­forts of our chil­dren and the qual­ity of the teach­ing in our school. We con­sider the skills tested to be es­sen­tial for the chil­dren’s fu­tures so are thrilled that they are so highly com­pe­tent in them,’’ Mrs Rayner said.

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