Students score highly in tests
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.