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Students at Oregon school excel on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 15:56 PM

Scappoose Adventist School in Oregon is dedicated to developing well-rounded students in a setting that provides Bible-based Christian education, according to the institution’s website. Based on students’ Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) scores, Scappoose Adventist teachers appear to be doing a good job.

The South County Spotlight recently reported that third through eighth grade students at the School took the ITBS last fall, as they do every October, so that teachers can measure their academic performance. Overall, they managed to exceed the national average in each of the assessment’s categories.

Both the third and fourth grade reached the 99th percentile; the fifth grade placed in the 77th; the sixth grade landed in the 98th; the seventh grade hit the 85th; and the eighth grade reached the 94th.

Mechelle Peinado, a sixth through eighth grade teacher at Scappoose Adventist, told the news source that these high scores are not uncommon at the School.

The ITBS tests students’ knowledge in areas such as English, math, social studies and science, according to Riverside Publishing’s website.