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Texas students end school year with high Iowa Test of Basic Skills scores

THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011 09:59 AM

As the 2010-2011 academic year comes to a close, the students who attend The Galloway School in Friendswood, Texas took the time to reflect on the many things they have accomplished during the year, Your Houston News reports.

During this time, one of the biggest things these children accomplished was excellent scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) exams. According to the media outlet, students between kindergarten and the seventh grade scored in the 99th percentile of the national average in all subjects.

This percentile rank means that these children scored better or the same as 99 percent of other students who took the test at the same time, the ITBS website reports. In order to get these results, pupils were assessed in subjects such as vocabulary, reading comprehension, mathematics, social studies and science.

These children also accomplished other things during the school year. For example, they competed in the district and state tournaments of the Private School Interscholastic Association, the news source states. Additionally, the institution was voted the Best Private School in the Bay Area by The Bay Citizen.